Montana State University

Vogel receives Excellence in Extension Award

December 2, 2011 -- MSU News Service

Michael P. Vogel of Montana State University recently won the Award for Excellence in Extension.   High-Res Available

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BOZEMAN -- Michael P. Vogel, professor and Extension Housing and Environmental Health Specialist at Montana State University, is the 2011 western region recipient of the Award for Excellence in Extension for exceptional commitment to educational programming, constituent services and visionary leadership.

The award was presented during the 124th annual meeting of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU). The meeting was held in mid-November in San Francisco.

The award is presented to an individual who has strived throughout his career to achieve the benchmarks reflective of excellence in Extension educational programming. These include, but are not limited to, demonstration of high impact of programs; visionary leadership and anticipation of emerging issues for clientele and the system; commitment to diversity; and integration of programs in partnerships with university colleagues and outside clientele.

"We celebrate the sustained excellence by these Extension professionals who put research to practice in transforming lives through education," said Charles A. Hibberd, associate dean and director of Extension at Purdue University, and chair of the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy Personnel Subcommittee. "They epitomize the hallmarks of exemplary Extension programming, including high impact, visionary leadership, commitment to diversity, and the ability to garner resources and build partnerships to address local problems."

As part of his work at MSU and throughout the United States, Vogel has prepared and provided leadership for 268 successful grants totaling over $18 million. In his 30th year at MSU, Vogel has contributed to eight books, 103 technical training/manuals, and 163 consumer bulletins and fact sheets. Since 1991 Vogel has served as director of the Montana Weatherization Training Center in Bozeman. Vogel also provides MSU leadership as program leader for the Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Program. Providing training to all tribes in the United States, Vogel serves as national director of the National Tribal Healthy Homes Training Center. Vogel is also executive director of the Housing Education and Research Association.

In 2005, Vogel received the Provost's Excellence in Outreach Award at MSU. He earned a bachelor's and master's degree from the University of North Dakota and a doctorate degree from West Virginia University.

The APLU is a research and advocacy organization of public research universities, land-grant institutions, and state university systems. As the nation's oldest higher education association, APLU is dedicated to excellence in learning, discovery and engagement. Member campuses enroll more than 3.6 million undergraduate and 1.1 million graduate students, employ more than 645,000 faculty members and conduct nearly two-thirds of all university-based research, totaling more than $34 billion annually.

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