Dr. Angela Burkham has been appointed executive associate director of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.
Burkham is currently interim state program leader for family and community health. She also oversees North Region programming, which includes 41 counties surrounding Amarillo and Lubbock.
Burkham will begin work in her new position with the agency executive team in College Station Sept. 1.
As executive associate director, Burkham will oversee operations for AgriLife Extension including administrative, budget and human resources.
Burkham has served on many statewide committees, including the Texas A&M AgriLife State Conference Committee, AgriLife Extension Onboarding Committee, Workforce Development Initiative, Step Up and Scale Down Online Implementation, Cooking with Friends, Do Well Be Well Curriculum Revision, Cooperative Research, Extension and Education Team, and North Region Program Excellence Academy. Her efforts in training new agents have resulted in a shared statewide evaluation detailing agent’s strengths, weaknesses and areas of emphasis.
Burkham earned her bachelor’s degree in home economics from Texas Tech University, a master’s degree in agriculture education from Texas Tech, and a doctorate of education in agriculture education and communications from Texas A&M University.
Through the application of science-based knowledge, AgriLife Extension creates high-quality, relevant continuing education that encourages lasting and effective change.