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Hamilton to Head New Extension Department

Las Cruces - Wendy Hamilton recently assumed the position of resource/organizational development department head of New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service. Hamilton will oversee accountability, evaluation, plan-of-work processes, staff development, and promotion and tenure processes for Extension.


Hamilton moves from her position as an Extension 4-H specialist, which she has held since 1992. She wrote grants for at-risk youth programming throughout New Mexico. She also directed curriculum projects for New Mexico youth, families and teachers, designed to avoid risky behaviors and increase child and family well-being.

Before coming to NMSU, Hamilton worked as an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Health and Human Development at Montana State University (MSU) from 1987 to 1992 and earned a doctorate in adult education there in 1991.

Hamilton won the Most Influential Teacher Award at MSU in 1991 and 1992. She received national recognition for co-developing outstanding curriculum for Cloverbuds (youth aged 5 to 8) in 1997. She's also the recipient of numerous National Association of Extension 4-H Agents communications awards.