Office Locations & Staff Directory

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Our doors are now open Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 4:30 at all three county offices...

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New Castle County

461 Wyoming Road
Newark, DE 19716


County Director
Maria Pippidis

Kent County

Paradee Center
69 Transportation Circle
Dover, Delaware 19901


County Director:
Susan Truehart Garey

Sussex County

Carvel Research & Education
16483 County Seat Highway
Georgetown, DE 19947


County Director:
Cory Whaley

Director of Cooperative Extension

Dr. Michelle Rodgers headshot

Director’s Office

531 South College Avenue
113 Townsend Hall
Newark, DE 19716-2103

As Associate Dean and Director, Dr. Michelle Rodgers provides overall leadership for programs, personnel and the organizational development of the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension.

Dr. Rodgers is chair of the national Extension Committee of Organization and Policy (ECOP) and served as co-chair of the ECOP Health task force. She also serves on the board of The Journal of Extension, Inc. and served as President in 2014. At the University of Delaware she is a member of the Commission on Outreach and Engagement for the University of Delaware.

Dr. Rodgers holds a bachelor’s degree in home economics education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania as well as a master’s degree in rural sociology and a doctorate in agricultural education, both from Penn State.

Administrative staff

Alison R. Brayfield
Business Administrator
(302) 831-1354

Nicole Rich
Administrative Assistant
(302) 831-2504

Katie Young
(302) 730-4000

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