Leadership

Michigan State University Extension Administration

Ray Hammerschmidt headshot

Patrick Cudney headshot

Ray Hammerschmidt

Interim Director
MSU Extension

Patrick Cudney

Associate Director of Operations
MSU Extension
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MSU Extension Director’s Office: 446 W. Circle Drive, Room 108 Agriculture Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824-103
Phone: 517-355-2308 

View Organizational Chart for MSU Extension

View Organizational Chart for the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

MSU Extension Directors—Past and Present

District Coordinators

Map of 14 districts within MSU ExtensionMSU Extension is structured into 14 districts. Programming and staffing occurs across district lines as dictated by community needs. The districts simply provide a mechanism for organizing and reporting on our relationships with community-based partners.

View a larger map of the new 14 districts for MSU Extension.

MSU Extension Districts and Coordinators

 DISTRICT 

 NAME

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 District 1 

 Paul Putnam

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 District 2

 Jim Lucas

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 District 3

Jennifer Berkey

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 District 4

 Kelley Hiemstra

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 District 5

 Michael Krauch

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 District 6

 Shari Spoelman

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 District 7

 Betty Blase

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 District 8

 Don Lehman

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 District 9

 Deanna East

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 District 10

 Joe Bixler

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 District 11

 Richard Wooten
 Edward Scott

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 District 12

 Matt Shane

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 District 13

Julie Pioch

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 District 14

Currently Vacant

 Please call 989-345-0692

Institute Directors

Julie A. Chapin
Preparing Michigan’s Children and Youth for the Future
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Dawn A. Contreras
Improving Health and Nutrition
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Dave Ivan
Greening Michigan:  Leveraging Natural & Human Assets for Prosperity
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Ronald Bates
Driving Progress in Michigan’s First Green Industry:  Agriculture and Agribusiness
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Administrative Support:  Lori Martin
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