Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Schuyler County has announced the appointment of long-time employee Melissa “Mel” Schroeder as their new Executive Director. With over 20 years of experience at the Association, Schroeder’s passion and commitment to the mission and programs have been evident throughout her tenure.
CCE Board President Chad Hendrickson expressed his excitement about Schroeder’s appointment, stating, “Mel has consistently demonstrated her passion and commitment to the mission and programs of the Association.”
In her new role, Schroeder aims to explore new opportunities with key Schuyler County stakeholders, such as the Schuyler County Farm Bureau and the Chamber of Commerce. She also plans to work closely with the community, including members of the legislature and the CCESC Board of Directors. Schroeder looks forward to following in the footsteps of her mentors and providing guidance to the CCE Schuyler staff. She is eager to foster connections and opportunities through collaborations with both campus and county organizations.
In addition to her role as Executive Director, Schroeder will continue to serve as Issue Lead for CCE Schuyler, overseeing the management and stewardship of programs such as 4-H Youth Development, Hidden Valley 4-H Camp, 21st Century Afterschool programs, and Parenting Education projects.
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