Charles "Chuck" Hibberd, a Lexington, Neb. native and UNL graduate assumed the position of Dean of Cooperative Extension Division Oct. 1, 2012.
Hibberd was the director of Extension and associate dean of agriculture at Purdue University since 2007. Previously, he was director of the Panhandle center at Scottsbluff for 13 years.
Hibberd assumes leadership of UNL Extension at a critical time, said Ronnie Green, Harlan vice chancellor of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Hibberd received his bachelor's degree in agriculture, with an animal science major and his master's and Ph.D. degrees from Oklahoma State University in animal science and animal nutrition, respectively. He was a faculty member at OSU from 1982-94.