Nobles Named Cooperative Extension Associate Administrator

Gloria J. Mosby, program director – Communications

PRAIRIE VIEW, TX – Dr. Carolyn J. Nobles is putting her knowledge of Extension outreach education to work as the new associate administrator for the Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension Program.

Dr. Nobles previously served as Cooperative Extension’s interim associate administrator and program leader – Family and Consumer Sciences. Nobles experience in Texas’ land-grant university Extension programs started with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service where she served as a Home Economics county Extension agent in Gregg, Cass and San Jacinto counties. She was also the Home Economics county agent and Family and Consumer Sciences program leader in Brazos County prior to joining Prairie View Cooperative Extension in 1997.

“Helping people is my passion and being a servant leader is key to being successful in addressing the underserved”, said Nobles. “The Cooperative Extension Program gives me the opportunity to fulfill my passion every day because our mission is to provide quality and relevant educational programs to the underserved audiences in Texas.”

As associate administrator, Nobles provides executive leadership and direction for the Cooperative Extension Program headquarters staff on campus and county staff that are currently located in 24 counties statewide and expanding.  She also ensures that the educational programming for clientele in the areas of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H and Youth Development and Community and Economic Development remains relevant and effective.  

Nobles said that it is imperative that the Cooperative Extension staff engage individuals and families in making positive choices, taking responsibility and becoming effective leaders in their communities.”

“As associate administrator, I plan to lead by example in creating an environment that demonstrates the highest standards of performance and professionalism,” said Nobles.  “I believe that a leader is successful when they help others achieve, and I am dedicated to sharing leadership and cultivating others to perform with a real sense of excellence.”

A native of Palestine, Texas, Dr. Nobles received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Prairie View A&M University in Home Economics Education and her Ph.D. in Agricultural Education from Texas A&M University.

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