The University of Kentucky (UK) invites nominations and applications for an exceptional academic leader to serve as Associate Dean of Extension and Director of the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service (KCES). The Director reports directly to the Dean of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.  

The Director provides statewide leadership for the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service (KCES), which is dedicated to taking the University of Kentucky to the citizens of the Commonwealth by delivering research-based educational programs designed to improve their quality of life and economic well-being. KCES is central to the University of Kentucky’s outreach mission in that it provides and facilitates quality educational, research, and technical services for people, groups and organizations in Kentucky. These activities support and promote individual well-being, professional and organizational development, social and cultural enrichment, economic opportunity and regional development.  

Confidential inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to:

Betty Asher, Partner and Vice President

Rick Kemp, Senior Executive Search Consultant