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Vice President for Extension and Outreach
Office of the Vice President for Extension and Outreach
Ames, IA 50011
Cathann Kress is the Vice President for Extension and Outreach at Iowa State University of Science and Technology. Since 2008, Kress was senior policy analyst and program lead for Military Community and Family Policy at the U.S. Department of Defense in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining the Department of Defense, she was director of youth development for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service (CSREES) in Washington, D.C. From 2000 to 2002, Kress was assistant director of Cornell University's (Ithaca, NY) cooperative extension and the state program leader for 4-H Youth Development.
In her role as vice president, Kress will serve as director of ISU Extension, which connects Iowans with Iowa State resources through educational opportunities that promote healthy people, support healthy environments and advance healthy economies. ISU Extension program areas include 4-H/youth development, community and economic development, agriculture and natural resources, families, and the Center for Industrial Research and Service.