Responding to a Challenge—The Extension Way is to Deal With It Head-on.
By: Dr. Henderson, Senior Associate Dean and Director of Extension
This past August, I provided an update regarding the expected Purdue Extension budget for 2023. This update sparked a firestorm of comments and concerns. I wanted each of you to be aware that the projected revenues for county Extension will be $1 million below the anticipated expenses, when accounting for rising salary and health care costs.
There are 280 county educator positions in the state, making it my responsibility to ensure that we have sufficient funds to continue our mission of being Indiana’s educational partner for life. Solving this affair is not a task that I take lightly.