VPEO Strategic Initiatives

November 21st, 2014

As part of our program portfolio we initiate programs that strategically integrate resources across the university and land-grant system and are multi-disciplinary, diversified, and address signature issues. Through the Vice President for Extension and Outreach Strategic Initiatives process, funding is provided to innovative projects and programs which through their development will strengthen our overall portfolio.

To receive funding, projects or programs must address statewide needs identified during our recent needs assessment: Strengthening Families, Economic Development, or Youth Development. They must go beyond the fundamental program areas funded with our base budgets to truly allow us to meet the needs of ISU Extension and Outreach clients moving forward.

Progress Reports
(Posted in November 2014)

FY14 Projects

FY13 Projects

FY12 Projects

The objectives of the VPEO Strategic Initiatives are to create opportunities to encourage innovative projects and programs which through their development will strengthen the overall portfolio of Extension and Outreach and focus on signature issues and operational efficiencies.  These initiatives are primarily directed at executing sustainable improvements in our program that will

  • enhance the quality and accessibility of research-based education,
  • improve efficiency of implementation,
  • build productive collaborations and economies of scale, and
  • support programmatic success along the needs assessment, program development and design, implementation, and impact evaluation chain and professional growth of our organization.


  1. Melissa O’Neil
    | #1

    Just curious if anyone has heard any news on the 2013 Funded projects?

  2. Rebecca Christoffel
    | #2

    Will there be a call for proposals this fall for 2014?

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