K-State Research and Extension
More about the Office of Extension Field Operations
As director of the Office of Extension Operations, Jim Lindquist:
  • Provides administrative leadership to Johnson, Wyandotte, Douglas, Shawnee, Riley, Sedgwick, and Reno counties and Central Kansas and River Valley districts. The directors for those units maintain primary leadership for personnel, programs, and budgets.
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  • Serves as a resource and support to area directors in the development of districting models or other forms of agreements that enhance cooperation and strengthen the delivery of educational programs across county lines.
  • Provides leadership for organizational guidelines, policy, and centralized functions in support of out-state local operations to be identified by the assistant director in cooperation with area directors and overall administrative team.  Assists the associate director for applied research and extension with guidance and policy development and implementation within the framework of K-State Research and Extension.
  • Offers professional development leadership to create and maintain effective boards and councils.
  • Teams with assistant directors for programs and administrative leaders and coordinators toward improving the practice of scholarship in extension.