Dr. Tonya Nashay Sanders, Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning at Morgan State University was elected President of University of Maryland Extension—Baltimore City Advisory Board this month. Previously she served as the Vice-President of the Board from May 2015 until September 2015. Dr. Sanders is enthusiastic about taking the helm of the board, “The Board and I are very excited about the direction we are taking and very determined to implement a number of new initiatives,” she noted.
University of Maryland Extension (UME)-Baltimore City is a part of a statewide, educational component of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR), University of Maryland at College Park and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. In 2014, UME-Baltimore City delivered effective programs at 184 locations, representing all City Council districts, and serving over 11,000 youth and families. UME-Baltimore City’s urban programming, which employs scholarship and the use of applied research on topics of interest and issues. Strategic priorities are: positive youth development, obesity, health, financial education, food quality & access, and the environment.
“Dr. Sanders has been a tremendous asset to the Extension Advisory Board, and our organization! Her relentless commitment, leadership, and skills will support the strategic direction that we must go, in order to meet the needs of a growing, diverse, and global community,” says Manami Brown, City Extension Director for University of Maryland Extension—Baltimore City.
For more information on the UME-Baltimore City, visit extension.umd.edu/baltimore-city