Office of Extension and Engagement
108 Whitten Hall
Columbia, MO 65211-6300
Marshall Stewart is vice chancellor for extension and engagement at the University of Missouri. Throughout his 30-year career, Dr. Stewart has been recognized for his expertise in leadership development, strategic planning, legislative affairs, youth and agricultural education and advocacy.
At Mizzou, Dr. Stewart provides leadership for cooperative extension, continuing education and university-wide engagement efforts, overseeing an $82 million budget, with 650 faculty and staff. Through its campus faculty and statewide network of county offices, MU Extension delivers almost $1 billion in economic impact to Missouri’s economy.
In addition to his role as vice chancellor, Dr. Stewart serves as chief engagement officer for the University of Missouri System, where he leads statewide outreach efforts and works with university leaders at all four System campuses to develop an outreach and engagement strategy.
Dr. Stewart is committed to inclusive, transparent, participation-driven leadership to help MU build vibrant extension and engagement programs, expand the university’s statewide reach and impact and strengthen its land-grant roots as the university for Missouri.
His All Things Missouri initiative aims to create a 21st century model for extension and engagement. A year-long statewide listening tour and comprehensive needs assessment helped identify MU Extension’s — and the university’s — strengths and opportunities for improved outreach and impacts. In FY 2018, extension initiated a staff restructuring to better align field faculty and specialists around core needs and challenges that Missourians had identified.
Prior to his tenure at Mizzou, Dr. Stewart served 20 plus years at North Carolina State University (NCSU) in a variety of leadership roles, including director of college leadership and strategy in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and director of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities’ (APLU) Food Systems Leadership Institute.
Throughout his career, Dr. Stewart has served on many state and national boards, committees and initiatives related to youth development; agricultural and extension education; and expanding engagement in higher education. Currently, he chairs the North Central Extension Directors’ Regional Water Resources Task Force and is a member of the National Extension Directors Association Conference Planning Committee; the National 4-H ECOP Committee; the Missouri Broadband Access Working Group; the Engagement Scholarship Consortium; and the Missouri 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees.
Dr. Stewart holds a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural education, a Master of Science degree in agricultural education and a Doctor of Education degree in agricultural and extension education from NCSU. He is an accomplished author, workshop presenter and speaker.