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123 Umberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

October 6, 2020

SEAC Call for Nominations

Submitted by Gregg Hadley

Extension Board Members,

State Extension Advisory Council (SEAC) members will be elected for the 2021-2024 term in December. Because Partnership meetings are now being held via Zoom, we’ll be sending a ballot to each local unit. The board chair will cast the board’s vote for SEAC representation. Now is the time to nominate candidates for SEAC membership.

SEAC By-Laws Change to Allow any Board Member to Serve
Each elected SEAC member shall have served a minimum of two years and currently be serving or within the last two years have served on a County Executive Board or a District Governing Body. We would like for you to have your nominations to your regional office or the Extension Field Operations office by November 13, 2020. Make sure the candidate is willing to actively participate if elected.

With your nomination, please submit a digital picture of the candidate, and in less than 500 words, information the candidate chooses to share about the following:

  • family/occupation/interests
  • community involvement
  • involvement in Extension programs
  • Extension Board leadership experience
  • goals envisioned for K-State Research and Extension

This information will be shared with Boards electronically, and will be posted on the SEAC website. Voting will occur in December.

SEAC members serve as a consultative group to the Director for Extension regarding Kansas Extension programs. They meet twice a year, in February in Topeka and in August at locations that rotate around the state. Members also have the opportunity to participate once during their SEAC term in the Public Issues Leadership Development conference in Washington D.C., which includes a visit to our representatives on Capitol Hill.

Thank you for giving serious consideration to SEAC nominations. The document, “Opportunities, Roles, and Expectations for the State Extension Advisory Council,” as well as more information about SEAC can be found on the Extension Board Leadership web site: http://www.ksre.k-state.edu/boardleadership/about-ksre/seac_home/Index.html.