West Virginia University Extension Service announced the appointment of Jamie Mullins as the 4-H youth development agent for Calhoun and Gilmer counties, effective January 1, 2018.
Mullins, who joined WVU Extension Service in 2011, currently serves as the 4-H and youth development agent and county program coordinator for Calhoun County. Mullins will continue that role while expanding her duties in Gilmer County – a place she calls “home.” She will oversee youth development programs in both counties, including 4-H, Energy Express and other youth outreach initiatives. Mullins’ home office will remain in Calhoun County.
During her nearly seven years with WVU Extension, Mullins has worked with community development, families and health, and 4-H where she focused on outreach initiatives, including serving as the advisor to Calhoun County 4-H Leaders Association. She also served as the county liaison for the county’s Energy Express program and as vice chair of the Family Resources Network.
“Jamie brings such energy and joy to her job every day,” said Brent Clark, program director, 4-H Youth Development, WVU Extension. “She knows the Gilmer County community well and understands the importance of youth programming to these young people. She will be a tremendous addition to our team in Gilmer County while continuing her strong work and passion for Calhoun County.”
Mullins received a bachelor’s degree in history/political science and English from Glenville State College and a master’s in business administration from Salem International University.
“I am very passionate about providing our young people with skills and experiences that enhance their overall success – now and in the future,” said Mullins. “Taking on this new role gives me the opportunity to work with our youths in Gilmer County, a place I consider home, while continuing to serve our young people in Calhoun County. I believe this new role will allow me to encourage collaboration with our area youths, while providing important outreach to these communities.”
As WVU Extension Service continues to address budget reductions as a result to cuts to higher education statewide, the organization is looking at opportunities for collaboration and consolidation of responsibilities, where appropriate, while upholding its mission of outreach and service to West Virginia. In addition to Mullins’ expanded role, Agriculture and Natural Resources agent Daisy Bailey has served in a similar dual role in both counties since 2012.