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Ruliffson Joins NDSU Extension as N.E. District Director

Kimberly Ruliffson, NDSU Extension Service northeast district director. (NDSU Photo) Kimberly Ruliffson, NDSU Extension Service northeast district director. (NDSU Photo)
She will provide leadership and support to 12 county offices in northeastern North Dakota.

Kim Ruliffson has joined the North Dakota State University Extension Service as the northeast district director.

Ruliffson will provide supervision to 12 county NDSU Extension Service offices in northeastern North Dakota. She also will provide leadership, resource support and program coordination for agriculture, family and consumer sciences, 4-H youth development and community vitality educational programs in this region.

Before joining NDSU Extension, Ruliffson served as the Work Well program coordinator at the University of North Dakota. In addition, she has been an affiliate faculty member with the UND Master of Public Health Program, and an instructor in Kinesiology and Public Health Education.

Previously, Ruliffson was a project coordinator for the National Resource Center on Native American Aging at the UND Center for Rural Health, as well as a project coordinator for the HOPE Youth Mentoring Program for Catholic Charities in New York.

She earned a bachelor of arts degree in Psychology from Ithaca College in New York and a master’s degree in Public Administration from UND.

“I believe Kim will be a great asset to the NDSU Extension Service because she is an enthusiastic supporter of Extension programming and is committed to working with staff to achieve their professional goals,” said Chris Boerboom, director of the NDSU Extension Service. “She also will be able to draw upon her experiences working with diverse populations to help Extension staff as she seeks to meet the needs of our citizens.”

Her office will be in the NDSU Extension Service – Grand Forks County office. She can be reached at or 701-780-8229.

NDSU Agriculture Communication – Sept. 6, 2016

Source:Chris Boerboom, 701-231-8944,
Editor:Kelli Armbruster, 701-231-6136,
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