Beverly Coberly Appointed New COO of eXtension Foundation

Beverly Coberly
Beverly Coberly

eXtension Foundation CEO Christine Geith, PhD, announced today the appointment of Beverly Coberly as part-time Chief Operating Officer of eXtension Foundation beginning September 12, 2016.

Beverly has held a steady progression of administrative leadership roles in University of Missouri Extension, culminating most recently in the position of Associate Vice-Provost and Associate Director. In this position she has been responsible for leadership of statewide programming as well as associated budgeting, staffing, reporting and leadership development of employees.

Throughout her more than 35-year career with Missouri Extension, she has worked in nearly every level of Extension operations–region, state and county; on-campus and off-campus; legislators, funders and other internal and external resource partners. She has provided leadership and administrative liaison to many initiatives at all these levels while also managing a number of employees. Beverly holds a Bachelor of Science from the College of the Ozarks, a Master of Science from University of Missouri-Columbia and is in the process of completing a PhD in Architectural Studies, Human Environmental Sciences, at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

“Bev will be a tremendous asset to the eXtension team, and we are grateful she has chosen to join us,” said Dr. Geith in announcing the appointment. “Her deep experience in every dimension of Cooperative Extension–and particularly in managing and coordinating diverse groups of employees, constituents and collaborators–will help eXtension strengthen our delivery of services and programs as we continue to create new opportunities for Cooperative Extension professionals.”

The eXtension Foundation is an integral part of the U.S. Cooperative Extension System and a partner with USDA-NIFA. eXtension’s purpose is to provide professional development and promote innovation to help Extension professionals increase their visible and measurable impact, locally and system wide. For more information go to