Program Leadership Committee
Conference Call
October 10, 2002

Nina Boston, IT, University of Arkansas
Michael Bratcher, IT, North Carolina A&T University
Paul Coreil, ASRED Representative, Louisiana State University
Charles Cox, 4-H, Oklahoma State University
Carla Craycraft, COM, University of Kentucky
Tim Cross, ANR, University of Tennessee
Thelma J. Feaster, PSD and Member of PLN-EC, North Carolina A&T State University
Beverly Howell, FCS, Mississippi State University
Ernie Hughes, CD, Southern University AgCenter, LA
Thelma Hunter-Sanders, Chair-Elect, FCS and Member of PLN-EC, Tennessee State University
Ed Jones, PLC Chair, Member of PLN-EC, CD, North Carolina State University
Daniel Lyons, MM, North Carolina A&T University
Gloria Mosby, PLN-EC Chair, COM, Prairie View A&M University
Roger Rennekamp, PSD, University of Kentucky
Louie Rivers, ANR, Kentucky State University
Kent Rorie, PSD, University of Arkansas
Larry Turner, ASRED Advisor, University of Kentucky
Noland Williams, AEA Representative to PLC and PLN-EC, Kentucky State University
Dorothy Wilson, 4-H Youth Development, Langston University

Ron Brown, ASRED
Kathy Ibendahl, SRDC

Noland Williams, AEA Appointee, Kentucky State University

Chairman Ed Jones welcomed everyone present. He thanked Gloria Mosby, past chair, for her leadership of the organization. Minutes of the annual meeting in Biloxi were reviewed. If committee members see a change that needs to be made to the minutes, they should contact Kathy Ibendahl.

Advisors Report
Larry Turner made everyone aware of upcoming Extension Directors meetings. The next meeting will be held at NASULGC in San Diego in November. The national meeting will be held in Nashville, TN in February and the Southern region meeting will be held in April.

eExtension Update
Paul Coreil reported that eExtension is what's hot right now and should be paid close attention. He is helping the project director, Dan Cotton, to get things started. The budget has been built for this calendar year and they are currently building a four-year budget. Funding has been received from CSREES. Stay tuned for more.It is important that we engage all faculty-research and Extension-in the concept and communicate how exciting this will be to the delivery of research.Ron Brown added that the eExtension group will be on the administrative heads section meeting at NASULGC and the Experiment Station Directors want the group to address them at NASULGC as well.Carla Craycraft said that Dan Cotton, Craig Wood, Kevin Gamble, and she are busy working on the prototype with the design team at Nebraska. They will be hiring a communications person in the next couple of weeks. The server is up and running for internal work. E-mail and domains are working. The Southern region will be well represented in the prototype.

Ron Brown reminded the group that the CECP Steering Committee will be meeting in Charleston in December immediately following the PLC meeting. Barbara Board (Virginia Tech) has been elected to replace Russell King from MM. The rest of the group remains the same.Beverly Howell added that FCS met last week in Atlanta to begin work on their modules.

Committee Reports

  • Agriculture and Natural Resources - Tim Cross announced that the ANR group is planning a national meeting to be held May 10 - 12, 2005 in Kansas City. The group plans to spend time focusing on multi-state programs. Work continues on CECP modules. Louie Rivers said a task force has been charged to work on the tobacco buy-out issue.

    Communications - Gloria Mosby and Carla Craycraft reported that the group continues to work on various CECP modules. They will be holding a conference call at the end of this month. Work has begun on a new wordmark and logo for PLN. A few designs have been presented. More discussion will take place at our December meeting in Charleston.

    Community Resource Development - Ed Jones announced that the first meeting of the new CRD national organization, National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP), will take place February 15 - 18, 2004 Las Vegas. The organization is in the process of electing officers and eight out of the ten people nominated are from the Southern region.

    Family and Consumer Sciences - Beverly Howell reported that CECP module development has begun. Four work teams met recently in Atlanta. About 45 people signed up to participate in this meeting.

    4-H - Charles Cox said that Oklahoma is hosting the national 4-H Agents Association Meeting the week after next. Charles will be helping conduct a session on CECP and e-Extension. In addition, the committee is putting together work groups, making assignments, and moving forward on module development. The group held a conference call a couple of weeks ago.

    IT - Nina Boston reported that the IT group is developing new CECP modules. They are currently in the review process. They will be working with the PSD group on a distance learning module that will meet their needs as well. IT is moving ahead with their web conferencing project. They are looking at purchasing and hosting options and are moving quickly to prepare a recommendation to the Extension directors.

    MM - Kent Rorie reported that Middle Management met via a conference call on October 12. They will be holding their conference April 11-14, 2005 at the Radisson in New Orleans. The committee is contemplating holding its 2007 conference at Virginia Tech, April 9 - 12. MAP Excell training will be held in Kentucky next month (November). It is not too late to register.

  • PSD - Roger Rennekamp "dittoed" the other committees on the CECP modules development issue. He added that he could circulate the announcement about MAP Excell training if others had not seen the announcement. A work group is developing a white paper on Extension indicators for release after the first of the year. Quarterly conference calls have been set.

Update on Leadership and Obesity Issues
Charles Cox reported that the Leadership Task Force is on hold for the moment. The NDLD program is merging with ACOP and ESCOP leadership programs so further discussion will take place once the merger is complete.The Florida FCS group is taking the lead on the Obesity Conference to be held sometime in February. Specific dates have yet to be announced.

Committees' Websites and Listserv Updates
Kathy Ibendahl ran through the list of committee membership lists, annual plans of work, listserv updates, and August meeting minutes that she has received and not received to date. Please submit your committee's updates as soon as possible.

December and August Meeting in Charleston, SC
Our December meeting is set to begin at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, November 30 and end at noon on Wednesday, December 1 at the historic Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, SC. This is in the downtown historic district. The CECP Steering Committee will meet at 1 p.m. December 1 and end at noon on December 2. Please make your hotel reservations by November 15, 2004. Box lunches will be available on December 1 for those who will participate in both the PLC and CECP meetings.Our August meeting, to be held in conjunction with ASRED/AEA, will be August 28 - September 1, 2005. Same location.

Next Meeting - November 30 - December 1, 2004, Charleston, SC