Administrative Team

Extension Administrative Team

Extension's greatest resource is its people. And that resource starts at its core with an administrative staff with varied skills and strengths. The administrators who lead Nebraska Extension focus on their specific programs, while working collaboratively to provide the greatest service and support to the entire community of employees and those they serve.

The core strength of the group is the solid background they bring to Nebraska's leadership. The administrators represent a combined 130 years of experience in service to the Extension community. This depth of background greatly benefits the organization, its employees and the constituents they serve.

Our administrators serve not as hands-off leaders, but work in close collaboration with people in Nebraska and the wider University. They are both educators and practitioners in their field and are passionate about the work they do and the impact they are having on the world.

Meet our Administration Team

Dean Chuck Hibberd

Charles HibberdDean and Director 402-472-2966

Dean Hibberd brings to Nebraska Extension a variety of experience in education and administration. Hibberd rejoined the Nebraska Extension staff in 2013 after seven years as Director of Purdue University Extension. Prior to his time at Purdue, he was the Director of the Nebraska Extension's Panhandle Research & Extension Center. His teaching experience began at Oklahoma State University in Animal Science. Dean Hibberd's primary areas of responsibility are: Budgeting, Partnership Funding, Leadership, and Resource Development.

Dave Varner

Dave VarnerAssociate Dean/Associate Director 402-472-3926

Kathleen Lodl

Kathleen LodlAssociate Dean State 4-H Program Administrator Human Sciences, Family, Youth, and Community Development 402-472-9012

Rick Rasby

Rick RasbyAssociate Dean Agriculture and Natural Resources and Community Development 402-472-6477

JeanAnn Fischer

JeanAnn FischerInterim Program Administrator Nutrition and Health Sciences 402-472-4517

Dan Cotton

Dan CottonDirector of Integrated Technologies 402-472-2821

Michael Bergland-Riese

Michael Bergland-RieseExtension Communications Coordinator402-472-9053

Linda Tempel

Linda TempelFaculty & Staff Development Coordinator 402-472-3967

Angie Rushman

Angie RushmanProject & Instructional Technologist 402-472-3946

Carla Werner

Carla WernerAdministrative Associate 402-472-3987

Eric Buck

Eric BuckOffice Associate 402-472-1576

Keith Neimann

Keith NeimannConsultant 402-472-2966