Lawrence finalist for VP of extension and outreach

February 28, 2018

Dr. John LawrenceJohn Lawrence, interim vice president of Extension and Outreach, has been announced as the second finalist for vice president of ISU Extension and Outreach.

Lawrence got both his bachelor's degree in animal science and a master’s degree in economics from Iowa State University. From there he went on to get his doctorate in agricultural economics from the University of Missouri.

There will be an open forum on Weds., Feb. 28 from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Memorial Union's Pioneer Room.

Lawrence began working at Iowa State in 1991 as an associate professor in economics and extension livestock economist. From 1998 until 2010, Lawrence was the director of the Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University. After 2010, he was involved as the associate dean of Extension and Outreach in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and was director of Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension and Outreach at Iowa State University. He has been the interim vice president of Extension and Outreach since April 2017.

Lawrence also has won a number of awards including being named one of 25 most influential people in Iowa agriculture over the the previous 25 years by Iowa Farmer Today in 2009 and getting the Dean’s Citation for Extraordinary Contributions to the College of Agriculture in 2004.

For a complete list of his accolades and professional experience, got to