New Extension Director in Orange County
Please welcome Mr. Tyrone Fisher who has been selected to lead North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s Orange County Center, effective August 1. Mr. Fisher is an experienced Extension agent and county Extension director.
The appointment was announced last week by Orange County Manager Bonnie Hammersley and NC State Extension’s Director Richard Bonnano and Associate Director Sheri Schwab.
Fisher succeeds Carl Matyac, who retired in March after serving as county extension director since 2010.
Fisher who holds a master’s degree from Colorado State University and a bachelor’s from Southern A&M University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was serving as county Extension director in Harnett County. He also has worked with Extension in Northampton, Wake, Cumberland, Lee, Warren and Franklin counties.
Extension’s North Central District Director Jim Cowden said Fisher has the supervisory skills to lead the Extension staff in Orange County “to new heights in the years to come.”
“Fisher believes in principle-centered leadership,” Cowden said. “His vision for Extension in Orange County includes teamwork; providing measurable, focus-driven programs; collaboration and building new relationships; and frequently communicating with advisory groups and others.”