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Latest Updates and Milestones

Latest updates and milestones for the Ag Futures Process and the restructuring of the college and Penn State Extension.
May 15, 2012

Outline of the steps to complete the restructuring process for core academic support staff in the nine new departments.

May 4, 2012

In a move to implement a new model of program delivery, the organization has appointed program leaders who will spearhead development of statewide educational programming that is structured around expertise and focused on addressing the needs of key industries and audiences.

April 16, 2012

After careful deliberation and close consultation with faculty and staff, Dean Bruce McPheron on April 13, 2012, announced department chairs to lead the College's nine reconstituted academic departments.

November 14, 2011

The 19 district directors and urban county directors, along with their effective dates, have been announced to begin the implementation of the new administrative structure across the state.

November 11, 2011

Penn State's Board of Trustees approved the plan submitted by the College of Agricultural Sciences to restructure the college's academic departments, reducing their number from 12 to nine. The new structure formally will take effect July 1, 2012.

Proposed 19 Extension Districts
October 24, 2011

Extension officially launched six districts as part of its new district model to provide administrative services.

October 12, 2011

Penn State Extension rolls out a new programmatic model that focuses Extension programs around unique areas of excellence within the college and empowers program teams to develop and deliver high quality programs in all 67 counties.

September 28, 2011

On September 27, 2011, the University Faculty Senate unanimously approved the college's proposal for new academic department structure. The proposal is now on the agenda for the November 11 Penn State Board of Trustees meeting.

February 25, 2011

Our college is making great progress with our AG Futures Process, and we have moved into the implementation stage.

January 28, 2011

Summary of progress and next steps on the AG Futures process.

November 22, 2010

Strategic Imperatives for Future Growth

October 26, 2010

Rethinking the Business Model

September 21, 2010

Emerging Customer Needs & Cutting Edge Competitors

September 3, 2010

Understanding Our Current State and Our Assumptions

August 13, 2010

Webinar by Bruce A. McPheron on the AG Futures process.