Fulfilling the Land-Grant Mission in a Modern Context: Ensuring Equitable Education via Cooperative Extension
Wednesday, January 24, 2024
10am - 11:30am PT | 11am - 12:30 pm MT | 12pm - 1:30pm CT | 1pm - 2:30pm ET
The registration deadline is Monday, January 22, 2024.
Dr. Antonio Silas, Baltimore City Extension Director, University of Maryland Extension
Dr. Antonio Silas is a strategic administrative leader with nearly 18 years of experience in the realms of higher education and the federal government. He currently serves as the Baltimore City Extension Director for the University of Maryland Extension. In this role, he leads an office of talented faculty that are dedicated to supporting the residents of Baltimore through educational programming and impactful partnerships. He views education as a catalyst in creating impactful, engaged, informed, and resilient communities.
Antonio received his Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business from Tennessee State University, his Master of Public Administration from Arkansas State University, and his Ph.D. in Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education from Virginia Tech. His doctoral research focused on the challenges faced by historically underrepresented students in agricultural fields at 1862 land-grant institutions. He leverages the knowledge gained from his collective personal and professional experiences to build partnerships, provide strategic leadership, and find sustainable solutions to emerging community-based challenges.
In this workshop, Antonio Silas, the Baltimore City Extension Director for University of Maryland Extension, will provide an overview of how his faculty and staff work to ensure that the office's educational offerings are accessible and equitable to the communities they serve. This will be discussed within the context of accomplishing the land-grant mission in a large urban locale. The presentation will also include examples of:
- Ensuring that research findings are equitably shared
- Touching on how programming and offerings are intentionally shared and made accessible
- Building trust within communities and addressing relevant challenges with research-based solutions
Duration: 90 minutes
Format: Presentations will take place through a Zoom Meeting screen-sharing session. The virtual workshop will be recorded.
Accessing the Virtual Workshop: Instructions for joining the virtual workshop will be emailed to participants the day before the event.
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