Dr. Jeff Hyde
Dr. Jeff Hyde became director of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Sept. 1. As director of the largest Extension agency in the nation, Hyde oversees agency programming in agriculture and natural resources, Family and Community Health, 4-H and Youth Development, and Community Economic Development. Previously, he was acting associate dean and director of Penn State Extension. Hyde earned his doctorate and master’s degrees in agricultural economics from Purdue University and bachelor’s degree in economics from Frostburg State University. He also earned an associate of arts degree in business administration from Allegany Community College.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Agriculture and Life Sciences Building
600 John Kimbrough Boulevard, Suite 509
College Station, TX 77843-7101
Dr. Angela Burkham
Executive Associate Director
Dr. Angela Burkham is executive associate director of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and oversees operations, administrative, budget and human resources. Burkham earned her bachelor’s degree in home economics from Texas Tech University, master’s degree in agriculture education from Texas Tech, and a doctorate of education in agriculture education and communications from Texas A&M University.
Kelli Isaacks serves as the assistant to the Executive Associate Director.
Dr. Jeff Ripley
Associate Director for County Operations
Dr. Jeff Ripley is associate director for county operations, which includes oversight of county agents, programming and fiscal operations. Ripley earned a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness from Tarleton State University, master’s degree in agricultural education from Texas State University and a doctorate in agricultural education from Texas A&M University.
Marilyn Frenzel serves as the assistant to the Associate Director for County Operations.
Dr. Dan Hale
Associate Director for Agriculture and Natural Resources
Dr. Dan Hale is associate director for agriculture and natural resources. Hale oversees programming for agriculture and natural resources, also working closely with commodity groups across Texas. Hale earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Kansas State University and a doctorate in food, nutrition and institutional sciences at Oklahoma State University.
Rebekah See-Hruska serves as the assistant to the Associate Director for Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Dr. Courtney Dodd
Associate Director for Health, Families and Youth Programs
Dr. Courtney Dodd is associate director for Health, Families and Youth programs. She oversees statewide programs in health and nutrition as well as youth. Dodd earned a bachelor’s degree in family and consumer sciences from Southwest Texas State University, a master’s degree in health education and a doctorate in philosophy all from Texas A&M University.
Debbie Sutherland serves as the assistant to the Associate Director Families, Health and Youth Programs.
Chief Financial Officer
Donna Alexander is chief financial officer with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. She oversees all financial operations of the agency related to budget, annual financial reporting and fiscal management. Alexander earned her bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from Texas A&M University.
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