Texas A&M AgriLife

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Director Search

A national search is underway for the critical position of Director for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is a unique education agency with a statewide network of professional educators, trained volunteers, and county offices. It reaches into every Texas county to address local priority needs. Major efforts include mitigating drought impacts; conserving water use in homes, landscapes, and production agriculture; improving emergency management; enhancing food security; and protecting human health through education about diet, exercise, and disease prevention and management.

The Texas A&M System is being assisted in this recruitment by the executive search firm Spencer Stuart. Nominations, indications of your own interest in the role, and other input are encouraged.  Please submit via the confidential email address TAMUExtensionDirector@SpencerStuart.com.  For full consideration, please communicate using this link by February 15, 2019.

Search Committee

Chair of the Search Advisory Committee

  • Tom Boggus, Director, Texas A&M Forest Service

Search Advisory Committee

  • Megan Clayton, Range Specialist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
  • Courtney Dodd, Assistant Director and Texas 4-H Youth Development Program Leader, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
  • Gerard D’Souza, Dean and Director of Land-Grant Programs, Prairie View A&M University
  • Rusty Hohlt, Healthy Texas Director, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
  • Donald Kelm, District Administrator, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
  • Cliff Lamb, Department Head for Animal Science, Texas A&M University
  • Juan Landivar, Director, Corpus Christi Research and Extension Center, Texas A&M AgriLife Research
  • Michael Lopez, Extension Program Specialist, Family & Community Health, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
  • Jay Maddock, Dean, School of Public Health, Texas A&M University
  • Bill McCutchen, Executive Associate Director, Texas A&M AgriLife Research
  • Jon Mogford, Vice Chancellor for Research, Texas A&M University System
  • Ryan Merrel, County Extension Agent – 4-H Youth Development, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
  • Jeff Ripley, Associate Director for County Operations, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
  • Rosemary Schoenfeld, Executive Assistant, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
  • Mandi Seaton, Regional Program Leader, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
  • Larry Stein, Associate Department Head and Extension Horticulture Specialist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
  • Scott Strawn, County Extension Agent – Agriculture & Natural Resources, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
  • Steve Verrett, Executive Vice President, Plains Cotton Growers, Inc.
  • David Wright, Harris County Extension Director, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
  • Denita Young, County Extension Agent – Family & Community Health, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension