Cooperative Extension in the Department of Community and Leadership Development

This area of the website is dedicated to the mission and work of our Cooperative Extension faculty and staff within Community and Leadership Development.

Lola Adedokun

Assistant Professor

(859) 257-2748 lola.adedokun@uky.edu 710 W.P. Garrigus Building 325 Cooper Drive Lexington, KY

Nicole Breazeale

Associate Professor

(859) 257-7581 nbreazeale@uky.edu 706 Garrigus Building 325 Cooper Drive Lexington, KY 40546

Kenneth R. Jones

Extension Professor

(859) 257-7193 kenrjones@uky.edu 711 Garrigus Building 325 Cooper Drive Lexington, KY 40546

Daniel Kahl

Associate Professor

(859) 257-2542 daniel.kahl@uky.edu 513 Garrigus Building 325 Cooper Drive Lexington, KY 40546

Darryl Strode

Adjunct Assistant Professor

(859) 257-3404 dstrode@uky.edu 505 Garrigus Building 325 Cooper Drive Lexington, KY 40546

Julie N. Zimmerman


(859) 257-7583 jzimm@uky.edu 707 Garrigus Building 325 Cooper Drive Lexington, KY 40546

Extension, Outreach, and Engagement are all important aspects of connecting department research, teaching and program development to address broader societal needs. To serve the mission of a land grant university, the Community and Leadership Development Department is committed to serving not only students, but the broader needs of communities and society through our Extension, Outreach, and Engaged activities.

While available for use by anyone, the materials shared under this Extension tab were created primarily to serve and strengthen programs and services offered through the Cooperative Extension System.

In addition to instructional resources, the faculty of CLD also provide professional development programs and services related to leadership and community development. Watch KERS for these topics or contact Dan Kahl in the CLD Department for information on the schedule. Topics for professional development include:

  • The Essence of Leadership
  • Effective Communication and Listening Styles
  • Working with Elected Officials
  • Basics of Facilitation/ Becoming A Skilled Facilitator
  • Community analysis
  • Community Power Dynamics
  • Hosting Community Conversations
  • Group Dynamics
  • Approaches to Resolving Conflicts
  • Asset Mapping and Leading Community Change
  • Power, Influence and Ethical Challenges in Extension
  • Framing Public Issues and Public Deliberation

Get to Know CLD Extension Faculty

Hear from CLD Extension Faculty Members in a series of video interviews conducted in Summer 2023


Promoting Innovation Virtual Idea Symposium Series for 2023

Spend lunchtime with us once a week this summer in July and August to engage with national speakers and experts in areas related to Extension in the Department of Community and Leadership Development at the University of Kentucky.


Strengthening Communities and Organizations

Learn more about how CLD Extension Resources can assist in strengthening communities and organizations.


Developing Leaders

Access resources for leadership development.


Community Data, Analysis and Evaluation

Access resources related to collecting and analyzing data efficiently and effectively.


Community Food Systems

Resources for creating and maintaining food systems within communities.


Community Economic Development

Access resources and information related to community economics.


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Resources and links to assist in DEI within communities.


Student Developed Leadership Activities

Access student developed leadership activities that were presented in class and, ultimately, created to benefit community leadership programs


Contact Information

Dr. Wes Harrison, Ph.D.
Department Chair

500 W.P. Garrigus Building Lexington, KY 40546-0215

(859) 562-2788