New gig: Raison, interim assistant director, Community Development

I’m pleased to announce that Brian Raison has agreed to serve as interim assistant director, Community Development, OSU Extension, on a part-time basis beginning July 1. Brian currently serves as assistant professor, county Extension director, and Community Development educator in Miami County. He will continue this assignment during the interim period.

Brian’s work is widely respected for bringing together people, information, ideas and processes to positively affect outcomes. His efforts have focused on process facilitation, strategic planning, vision-to-action, evaluation, and new business and nonprofit assistance. He has also been an integral part of Extension’s recent city-focused efforts in the areas of local food systems, individual and community health, and engaging older youth and emerging adults in community. He has presented papers and spoken at professional conferences on the state, national and international levels. 

Please join me in congratulating Brian as he assumes this interim role.—Greg Davis, Interim Director, OSU Extension