going to be even more involved in leadership-development
training and service for community agencies and organizations
of all kinds. We believe we will have a significant
impact on Kentucky."
dean, UK College of Agriculture
2, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) --
Every community in the state stands to benefit from
a new facet of the University of Kentucky College
of Agriculture. The
Department of Community and Leadership Development,
which was approved today by the UK Board of Trustees,
will bring together social scientists and educators
to help communities deal effectively with issues such
as community planning, crisis resolution and business
rural communities are seeking greater resources to
properly attend to development and leadership issues,"
said Scott Smith, dean of the UK College of Agriculture.
"By combining our experts on campus in areas such
as conflict resolution, community economics, leadership
training and business retention with the Cooperative
Extension Service, we can offer significantly enhanced
support for communities."
the reorganization, which comes at no cost to the
university, is consistent with the vision of UK President
Lee T. Todd Jr., who has said he considers the Commonwealth
of Kentucky as the UK campus.
for both our university's agenda and the agenda of
the state," Smith said. "We're going to be even more
involved in leadership-development training and service
for community agencies and organizations of all kinds.
We believe we will have a significant impact on Kentucky."