Lyla Houglum, Executive Director
Western Extension Directors Association
108E Ballard Extension Hall
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331
Phone: (541) 737-9920

Doreen Hauser-Lindstrom, Executive Director
Western Extension Directors Association
Washington State University
140 South Arthur, Suite 500
Spokane, WA 99210-1495
Phone: (509) 435-3381 (cell)


The primary functions of the WEDA Executive Director are to:

  • Foster collaborations and partnerships that benefit the WEDA, member institutions, their representatives, and ultimately their constituents.
  • Assist WEDA leadership and committees with multi-state, regional, and WEDA business and initiatives.
  • Mentor WEDA members, identifying and facilitating opportunities to share stories, solutions, outcomes, and mechanisms for growth and professional development.
  • Serve as a catalyst for member institutions by identifying and providing initial leadership for major opportunities and potential resources to support and/or expand Extension programs in the West.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact and communication for the WEDA.
  • Maintain an electronic repository for the products of WEDA including the strategic directions, rules of operation, meeting materials, list serves, directories, committee information, contracts, budgets, etc.
  • Serve .25 FTE as part of a National Executive Director and Administrator Team to help advance the work of ECOP and the Cooperative Extension System nationally.

WEDA Letterhead
(Word Doc), 2020-10-01 version

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