Community partnerships coordinator plans to enhance Extension engagement

Sheila Bray joins Extension office in Clark County to work on outreach

Sheila Bray posing in front of green foliage

Sheila Bray will be expanding Extension outreach programs in Clark County. Photo by Cindi Kay Morehead.

Community partnerships coordinator plans to enhance Extension engagement

Sheila Bray joins Extension office in Clark County to work on outreach

Sheila Bray will be expanding Extension outreach programs in Clark County. Photo by Cindi Kay Morehead.

Sheila Bray posing in front of green foliage

Sheila Bray will be expanding Extension outreach programs in Clark County. Photo by Cindi Kay Morehead.

University of Nevada, Reno Extension is excited to welcome Sheila Bray to the Extension office in Clark County as the new community partnerships coordinator.

Bray will be working alongside external entities to enhance the presence of Extension services in Clark County. Her duties include organizing outreach efforts to inform the local community of the various educational resources and services that Extension provides, as well as working with the Nevada Legislature to increase awareness of Extension’s activity and impact in Clark County and beyond.

Bray has an extensive background in engagement and outreach for higher education in Nevada, having spent the past 10 years with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her last position as the director of strategic engagement with UNLV’s College of Education included key elements of increasing community engagement and the national profile of the college. She also served as a member of the UNLV Community Engagement Council and co-lead a task force for developing a guide to forming community partnerships at UNLV. In her new position, she plans to apply her experience with operations of local government and higher education institutions to focus and further advance Extension’s outreach.

“I’m excited to be with Extension because although it’s a new higher education realm for me, there is so much potential for new engagement, especially for Clark County,” Bray said. “I am looking forward to building efforts to showcase Extension’s impact on Nevadans.”  

Going forward, Bray plans to focus on how Extension can work with the local community and government to ensure they are well informed about the types of resources Extension can provide, as well as seek their input on how Extension can continue to address community and state needs. 

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