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2022 Director Update Videos

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Dr. Rich Bonanno, NC State Extension director, shares organizational news and information for employees via a regular update video. Extension leadership aims to foster meaningful dialogue with employees, improving both how we share and how we listen.

Employees can submit feedback and questions for future update videos directly to Dr. Bonanno at

View the current year Director Update Videos.

View archived director update videos for: 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016

November / December 2022

Watch as Dr. Rich Bonanno, director of NC State Extension, closes out 2022 with an end-of-year message for employees. And on behalf of all NC State Extension administration, we offer our heartfelt gratitude for the incredible impact that you made this year, and every year.

We look forward to working alongside you to continue serving and growing our state in 2023. In the meantime, we wish you a warm, safe and joyous holiday season!

September / October 2022

Summary of topics:

  • Thank you for a great 2022 Extension State Conference!
  • Changes to county expenditures reporting process
  • Update on search for new CALS Dean and Extension Social Media Specialist
  • CALS and NC State Extension strategic plans to be finalized soon
  • Transitioning to new Extension Online Store vendor heading into 2023 (details at

July / August 2022

Summary of topics:

  • 2022 Extension State Conference takes place October 3-5 in Greensboro
  • Our State magazine featuring Extension throughout May 2023 issue
  • Chancellor’s chief of staff, Paula Gentius, taking Extension tour in October
  • Promote Extension and use our brand site when planning for local fairs / events
  • CALS and NC State Extension strategic plans to be finalized soon

May / June 2022

Summary of topics:

  • Extension Employee Appreciation
  • New Extension Overview Marketing Materials Coming Soon
  • Remarks from Adrian Percy, Exec. Director, N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative

March / April 2022

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January / February 2022

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