College of

Dean's Update

September 14, 2015

Jeff Dwyer tapped to lead MSU Extension

Senior Associate Dean Jeff Dwyer will become interim director of MSU Extension, effective January 1, 2016. Jeff succeeds Ray Hammerschmidt, who was diagnosed with a medical condition that has the potential to impair his vision.

As you may know, Jeff has been actively working with MSU Extension since 2008, and has helped lead the Extension Health Research Team since it was created in 2014. This initiative brings together the resources of the College of Human Medicine and Extension to conduct community-engaged research. Jeff will have a dual appointment with the College of Human Medicine and will continue his work in the recruitment of researchers to our community campuses.

We congratulate Jeff and look forward to strengthening our community-based research initiatives with MSU Extension under his leadership.

Aron Sousa, MD
Interim Dean