Colorado State University Cooperative Extension has announced the five finalists for the newly created associate-director position. Clifton Barber, chair of the 10- member search committee and a Colorado State Cooperative Extension gerontology specialist, said candidates will be on campus for interviews May 27-28.
The following are the candidates, their qualifications and the times and locations of their interviews.
* Mary McPhail Gray is a Kansas State University Cooperative Extension associate dean and human ecology assistant director and professor in the School of Family Studies and Human Development. Gray received her bachelor’s degree in textiles from Iowa State University in 1963, her master’s in child development from Michigan State University in 1969 and her doctorate in family ecology from Michigan State in 1980. Grays open forum is scheduled at 10 a.m. May 27.
* Paul Gutierrez is a Colorado State Cooperative Extension agriculture and resource economics specialist and associate professor. Gutierrez received his bachelor’s in farm and ranch management from the University of Wyoming in 1980, his master’s in production economics from New Mexico State University in 1982 and his doctorate in agricultural economics from Oklahoma State University in 1985. Gutierrezs open forum is scheduled at 11 a.m. May 27.
* Lynda C. Harriman is Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension assistant director, associate dean and professor of the College of Environmental Sciences. Harriman received her bachelor’s in home economics education from Colorado State in 1962, her master’s in child development/home economics from the University of Illinois in 1971 and her doctorate in home economics education from the University of Illinois in 1979. Harrimans open forum is scheduled at 9 a.m. May 28.
* Dennis Lamm is the Colorado State Cooperative Extension assistant director of agriculture and natural resources and a professor of animal sciences. Lamm received his bachelor’s in animal husbandry from Delaware Valley College in 1969, his master’s in animal sciences from Iowa State University in 1972 and his doctorate in ruminant nutrition from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1976. Lamms open forum is scheduled at 10 a.m. May 28.
* Steve Padgitt is the Iowa State University Cooperative Extension program director of public service and administration in agriculture and a sociology professor. Padgitt received his bachelor’s in agricultural journalism from Iowa State University in 1965, his master’s in rural sociology from the University of Missouri in 1967 and his doctorate in sociology from Iowa State in 1971. Padgitts open forum is scheduled at 11 a.m. May 28.
The public is welcome to attend the open forums either in Room B101 of the Natural and Environmental Sciences Building on the Colorado State campus or from five off-campus locations: * Colorado State Denver Center, Room 605, 110 16th St., Denver; * Logan County office of Colorado State Cooperative Extension, 508 S. 10th Ave., Sterling; * University of Southern Colorado, Ethel Arthur conference room in the library, Pueblo; * Grand Junction State Office Building, 4th floor Video conference Room, 222 S. 6th St., Grand Junction; and * Fort Lewis College, Room 118 Herperus Hall, 1000 Rim Dr., Durango.