Recently the School of Human Environmental Science gained a new resident. Jeanne Davis, Regional Program and Development Coordinator (West) for Extension Administration and Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Extension Liaison, is transitioning some of her work from Princeton, Kentucky to Erikson Hall on the University of Kentucky's campus.
As a liaison with FCS Extension, Davis plays many roles. She is the chair of content review for publications for FCS Extension, which is the initial stage of the FCS Extension publication review process. Davis also serves as chair of the Substance Abuse Prevention Committee, an active committee affiliated with the Health Education through Extension Leadership Program which supports Extension outreach. Davis is also involved in the development and implementation of the Managing in Tough Times Initiative, a new program whose details will be released at a later date.
Davis has served as in Extension Administration for eighteen years. She has served in her current role as Regional Program Coordinator for seven years. Prior to this position she served as an Extension District Director for eleven years. She began her Extension career as County Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development in Caldwell County and worked in that position for ten years.
Davis received her Bachelor's in Family Consumer Science (FCS) and Business Administration from New Mexico State University and her Master's of Science in FCS Education and Vocational Education certification from Murray State University. Davis is currently working on her second Master's of Science degree in Organizational Communication, also from Murray State University.
Her husband, Donnie, also works for UK College of Agriculture and works for Facilities Management as Director of Central Kentucky Farms.
The substance abuse program focuses on the dangers of prescription drug abuse. The training for this is open to anyone. County agents will receive an in-service credit for attending and other agencies, such as educators and social workers, will receive CEU credit. Find out more information by visiting: http://www.facesofdrugabuse.net/.