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Congratulations Trish Olson!

Karen Shirer, associate dean

Trish Olson Head Shot

Trish Olson, director of programs.

On Friday it was announced that Trish Olson will be the new Associate dean for Family Development, effective at the end of December. Trish brings many qualities into the position — her years of service in Extension, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and devotion to helping Minnesota’s families thrive just to name a few. Over the next six weeks, we will be working together to ensure a smooth transition.

Please join me in congratulating Trish!

Hello from Trish


I am honored to be selected to be your new Associate Dean.

In the next few weeks, I will be reaching out to connect with everyone in our center. Please look for a calendar invite for a google hangout or a visit to your office. I also welcome invitations to events or team meetings to attend, please let me know.

I look forward to this new phase in my Extension journey — serving Minnesota residents through supporting and leading the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Family Development.


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