University of Nevada Cooperative Extension has selected Eric Killian as the Southern Area Director overseeing the daily activities for Clark, Lincoln, Nye/Esmeralda, Eureka and White Pine Counties. In this role, he will provide leadership to over 110 faculty and staff in five counties, 10 offices and a multi-million dollar budget.
Over his 20 year multi-faceted extension career, Killian has demonstrated outstanding leadership in a wide variety of extension topics and programming. Nationally, he is well known and widely respected among extension professionals for his varied and numerous national taskforce and committee involvement. Killian has held leadership positions and key roles with most of the national Children, Youth, and Family Extension initiatives of the past 20 years, including Youth-at-Risk programming, CYFAR, 4-H Afterschool, Extension Cares and Military Partnerships. His contributions to extension programming and his involvement in several national initiatives have helped shape the direction, focus, and sustainability of these programs nationwide.
Over his tenure, Killian has worked at the county, area and state level with three university systems where he led program planning, staff development and management, training efforts and fostered relationships with other organizations and agencies including marketing, accountability and dissemination of information. For the past two years, Killian had served as the Interim Southern Area Director.
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Make plans now to ring in the New Year with the largest chef’s run ever done! The Chefs for Kids 5K Run/1 Mile Fun Walk is scheduled for Saturday, January 17, 2015. Each runner/walker receives a Chefs for Kids T-shirt, goodie bag and a free pancake breakfast! There will also be a raffle. The start time is 9 a.m. at Wayne Bunker Family Park (7351 West Alexander Road, Las Vegas, Nev.).