ELT Minutes, March 21, 2012

Extension Leadership Team Minutes
March 21, 2012
Room 102 B Libby Hall
9:45 am to 3:30 pm

Facilitator: Jon Prichard

Note taker: Fran Sulinski

Present: Lisa Phelps, Jon Prichard, John Rebar and Fran Sulinski.

Absent: Dennis Harrington

Please note: Due to the confidentiality and sensitivity of some agenda items, these ELT minutes do not represent the full content of each meeting.

UMaine Central Financial Management and Camp Leases

The leases for Tanglewood and Blueberry Cove are being developed in collaboration with upper administration and UMS Legal Counsel as part of the transition to UMaine central financial management.

4-H Donor Relations

There is a new “I Support 4H …” sticker that is available for those who donate to 4H.

Budget Cut Reduction for This Year

President Ferguson took steps to reduce the budget cut proposed for each unit through the use of one-time funds. Cooperative Extension and other campus units are very pleased to take a smaller cut this year and know that the campus will need to work toward a sustainable ongoing budget next year and into the future.

May Faculty Meeting

The faculty is planning a May 2 meeting and have asked John Rebar to provide an organizational update that will cover the challenges and opportunities for faculty given our prioritization of our programming in support of the Maine Food System. The ELT discussed John’s organizational update and generated topics to cover.

Status on searches as of March 20, 2012

POS#191: Assistant Accounting & Reporting Professional – Offered

POS#193:  Communications Technology Professional – Advertising

POS#194: Parent Education Professional – Knox/Lincoln – Screening applications

POS#195: Tech Wizard Assistant – Advertising

POS#197: Parent Education Professional – Waldo – Advertising

POS#198: 4-H Professional – York – HR review

POS#199: 4-H Professional (Campus) – HR review

POS#200: Crops Professional – Presque Isle – HR review

POS#201: Program Development & Marketing Professional – HR review

POS #202: AgrAbility Professional – Seeking approval to advertise


  • Congratulations to Kristy Ouellette, who has been awarded $24,284 from the National 4-H Council to provide afterschool program scholarships to at-risk/underserved youth.
  • Congratulations to Richard Brzozowski, who has been awarded $1,500 from the University of Wyoming for his SARE Fellowship.