Alexandria, Va. The American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) is pleased to announce the 2020-2021 Board of Directors that were sworn in during the 2020 AAFCS Virtual Conference on June 26. Dr. Lizabeth Mullens, CFCS, Dean and Professor Emerita, College of Agriculture & Human Ecology, Tennessee Technological University was elected President. Ethel Jones, CFCS, Director, School of Human Ecology at Louisiana Tech University will serve as Treasurer.
Mia Russell, Vice President, Content Strategy & Integration, Hands on Banking, Wells, MD; Fargo Robert Van Dyke, CFCS, Family & Consumer Sciences Education Consultant, NC Department of Public Instruction, Career & Technical Education; Debra K. Andres, Family & Consumer Sciences Agent, Geary County, Kansas State University Research and Extension; Deborah J. Handy, CFCS, Washington State University, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Human Development, Washington State University; and Lorna M. Wounded Head, CFCS, CPFFE, Family Resource Management Field Specialist, South Dakota State University will serve in the capacity of Director-at-Large. Jackie Ogden, CFCS will serve as Past President and Carolyn Jackson, CFCS will serve as Ex-Officio.
“The AAFCS Board of Directors are well-respected leaders in the field of Family & Consumer Sciences,” Carolyn Jackson, CFCS, AAFCS CEO, said in the release. “They come from various practice settings and geographic areas, so their individualized perspectives combined with ‘big picture thinking’ contribute to governance that represents the diversity of our membership."
American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS – www.aafcs.org) Based in the Washington, D.C., area, AAFCS was founded in 1909 as the American Home Economics Association and is the only association for family and consumer sciences students and professionals across multiple practice settings and content areas. For 111 years, AAFCS has focused its mission on providing leadership and support for professionals whose work assists individuals, families, and communities in making more informed decisions about their well-being, relationships, and resources to achieve optimal quality of life. Through research, experiential education, and technology, our members help people develop the essential knowledge and skills to lead better lives, be work and career ready, build strong families, and make meaningful contributions to our communities.
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