Potential name change for OSU Extension?

COLUMBUS — Ohio State University Extension may be getting a name change, according to a statement made June 10 by The Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee at the 4-H Agricultural Innovation Summit. The event was held June 10 in St. Louis, Mo.

Not official

Cheryl Buck, communications and marketing program manager for OSU Extension, confirmed Gee made the statement, but said the name change was not official.

“We are just getting started in finding out what the process would be to change the name,” she said, adding that the organization was also considering other titles.

Reason

Buck said that if the name is changed, it will be done to better reflect the goals and activities of the program.

“President Gee is extremely supportive of Ohio State Extension,” she said. “He feels that the current title doesn’t fully describe all that we do.”

Because the name change has just been recently proposed, Buck is unsure how long the process will take.

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Emily Caldwell of Beaver Falls, Pa., serves as the 2009 Farm and Dairy editorial intern. She is a graduate of Penn State University, where she studied agribusiness and agricultural communications. Feel free to follow her on Twitter at http://twitter.com/emily718. More Stories by Emily Caldwell

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