The University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service exists to bring research, information, and programming to the citizens of the Commonwealth through the combined efforts of Extension specialists, associates, and agents. As the population landscape in constantly evolving, it is important for our efforts to reflect the diversity represented in our society and in our workplace. Toward this end, the Diversity Network was established to serve and support Extension professionals of with diverse backgrounds as they work to meet the needs of Extension clientele.

The Network’s efforts are focused on:

  • increasing the recruitment and retention of Extension professionals from diverse backgrounds
  • providing programs and activities that enhance professional development
  • supporting social interactions among members
  • increasing awareness of Cooperative Extension employment opportunities among individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • promoting diversity training for all Extension personnel

Kentucky Diversity Winners Summary (Dates back to 17 years)


Diversity Network Officers are as follows:

  • President - Whitney McKoy - Franklin County 4-H - UK
  • President Elect - Ashley S. Holt - Jeffersono County 4-H - UK
  • Treasurer - Shawn Moore - Youth Development Director - KSU
  • Secretary - Chanda Hall - Jefferson County 4-H - UK


Diversity Network Newsletter:

KYDN Newsletter Jan. 2012

KYDN News April 2012