New Colorado 4-H Director Hired

Colorado State University Extension recently announced that is has named Jean Beeman Glowacki as the Director of 4-H Youth Development in Colorado. Glowacki takes on the role after serving six months in the role of interim director.

“I have complete confidence in Jean’s skills as a leader, in her ability to listen, and her dedication to the success of CSU Extension and 4-H,” said Lou Swanson, Colorado State University Vice President for Engagement and Extension Director.

“Undoubtedly, Jean’s success is our success.  Moreover, equally certain, the success of our Youth Development and 4-H programs statewide is a foundation for CSU Extension’s successes.”

Prior to accepting the role of interim director, Glowacki served for four years as the Colorado 4-H youth development volunteer specialist. In that role, she provided support and leadership for creating and maintaining a volunteer program, volunteer management for 4-H agents statewide. Her work included guidance on the legal issues, volunteerism strategies, and conflict resolution, which provided statewide support and frameworks for effective 4-H program delivery.

“I am honored to provide leadership for our organizational vision, working together with staff, volunteers, and other stakeholders,” Glowacki said. “Together we can continue to develop educational programs and build community, while ensuring the integrity of the Colorado 4-H program.”

Glowacki joined Colorado State University Extension in 2006 as the 4-H youth development agent in Weld County. Prior to coming to Extension, she was the center director and instructor for Kidpower International and Kidpower of Northern Colorado, and assistant director and counselor for the Center for Therapeutic Learning. She has a Master’s of Education in Organizational, Program and Staff Development from Colorado State University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology of Human Development from Ball State University.