Extension educator promoted and given tenure

Douglas County Extension Educator Lindsay Chichester received tenure.

Douglas County Extension Educator Lindsay Chichester received tenure.

Douglas County Extension Educator Dr. Lindsay Chichester received promotion and tenure through the University of Nevada, Reno.

Chichester will officially be promoted from assistant professor to associate professor on July 1.

Tenure was granted to Chichester who was able to show accomplishments and excellence in research, teaching, and service.

The process includes the submission of an extensive packet highlighting work performed over the past six years to a group of peers from other academic institutions, as well as peers from across the University of Nevada system.

“They say it takes a village to raise a child,” Chichester said. “I would argue it also takes a village to help someone successfully navigate the promotion and tenure process. Years of work literally go into the grueling process, and you don’t really know until the final one to two years prior to submitting your packet which items you will choose to highlight. It is an honor to receive both promotion and tenure, and I am lucky to have a great group of supporters in my corner.”

Chichester was named extention educator effective Oct. 15, 2018, replacing longtime educator Steve Lewis.

Over the last five years, Chichester created a beekeeping program in Douglas County, which is now expanding to other Nevada counties.

Additionally, Chichester has led the development of two national programs, where she contributed to the curriculum and funding.

Youth for the Quality Care of Animals focuses on the three pillars of animal well-being, food safety, and character development. It is for youth ages 9-21 who are showing and exhibiting animals that produce consumable food products. Prepare2Respond was developed to mitigate the potential of animal disease and zoonotic disease outbreaks at fairs or livestock expositions and is for fair managers, volunteers, and first responders.

In Nevada, Chichester also assists with the following programs: Beginning Farmer and Rancher Program, ag stress and mental health, meat animal care and processing, and a variety of other agriculture-based programming.


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