AMES, Iowa – Timothy O. Borich, director of Iowa State University Extension Community and Economic Development and associate dean for outreach in the ISU College of Design, has been elected president-elect of the National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP).
NACDEP is a nonprofit organization created to assist extension professionals who deliver and do research on community development programs. Its mission includes promoting the importance of community and economic development through education, advocacy and coordination within the land-grant system. The association has more than 400 members from universities nationwide.
As president-elect, Borich will serve on the NACDEP executive committee, assist the president and chair the 2011 conference planning committee. He and four other newly elected NACDEP officials will take office at the 2010 annual conference April 12-14 in Bloomington, Minn. Borich will serve as president of the organization in 2011, and past president in 2012.
Borich has been an associate dean in the ISU College of Design since 2001 and director of ISU Extension Community and Economic Development since 2005. He is associate director of the ISU Institute for Design Research and Outreach, as well as an associate professor and extension specialist in community and regional planning. He has been with ISU Extension since 1979, originally serving western Iowa as an extension community development field specialist. Borich received a doctorate in sociology from Iowa State University in 1992.
For more information about NACDEP, visit http://www.nacdep.net/.