Program Leadership Committee
Conference Call
March 18, 2004

Helen Brooks, MM, Alcorn State University
Nina Boston, Information Technology, University of Arkansas
Charles Cox, Past Chair of PLC and Chair of PLN-EC, 4-H, Oklahoma State University
Paul Coreil, ASRED Representative, Louisiana State University
Carla Craycraft, Communications, University of Kentucky
Thelma J. Feaster, PSD and Member of PLN-EC, North Carolina A&T State University
Thelma Sanders-Hunter, FCS and Member of PLN-EC, Tennessee State University
Ed Jones, CD, North Carolina State University
Kent Rorie, PSD, University of Arkansas
Charles Shepphard, CD, Alcorn State University
Larry Turner, ASRED Advisor, University of Kentucky
Kathy Volanty, FCS, Texas A&M University
Joe Waldrum, PSD, University of Arkansas
Noland Williams, AEA Representative to PLC and PLN-EC, Kentucky State University
Dorothy Wilson, 4-H Youth Development, Langston University Ex-Officio:
Ron Brown, ASRED
Bonnie Teater, SRDC
Kathy Ibendahl, SRDC

Gloria Mosby, Chair of PLC and Member of PLN-EC, Communications, Prairie View A&M University
Louie Rivers, ANR, Kentucky State University (Marion Simon sat in on call)
Linda Williams-Willis, AEA Advisor to PLC and PLN-EC, Prairie View A&M University

Welcome and Introductions:
Ed Jones, Vice Chair, of PLN, chaired the meeting and welcomed all present. Minutes from the last meeting were approved.

Update on Revision of Historical Document:
Will look at them during the next call and approve them. Then they will go on the website.

Advisor's Reports:
No Report.

CECP and e-Extension Updates:
Ron Brown reported that there was a conference call of the CECP Working Committee and that the group is looking into the total module review process. He also reported that the Charter has been approved and is available on the website. An interim tracking system is being developed by Kathy Ibendahl that will allow for updating the website. The module development committee is working out procedures and a guidebook that will provide for a 3 to 4 page guide. The group is looking at overlap in Competencies and will have the various Program Committees review and update. Brown indicated that there was an e-Extension update during the national meeting and they strongly endorsed e-Extension. In fact the group agreed to tax .8% (8/10 of 1 percent) of Smith Lever funds to support e-Extension. This would equate to $2.7 M. This was agreed to by consensus, and a formal vote will be taken later. Brown indicated that Carl O'Connor is taking the lead on funding and that he is taking the lead on program development and implementation. The group is meeting with Colleen Heffernan in Washington, and will meet March 30 and 31 to further the program development implementation and look at the pieces to involve a much broader part of the community.

Task Forces:
Charles Cox reported that a note had been sent to all of the PLC Committee Chairs to determine interest in the Leadership Development team and he has received limited response. However, he is working with a group to further explore the needs. He reported that Thelma Hunter-Sanders is working on the Obesity task force.

Committee Reports:

2004 Meeting Update:
Brown and Teater reported that they are looking at the agenda and overlap between ASRED/AEA and PLN. A more detailed report will be provided during the next meeting.

Next Meeting-May 20, 9:00 a.m. Central