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Clemson University
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Deon Legette

Assistant Director, Extension Field Operations-Personnel Management
Extension Administration office, Richland County Cooperative Extension Office

Office: 900 Clemson Road Columbia, SC 29229
Phone: 803-360-9946

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Educational Background

MS SC State University
Individual and Family Development

BS SC State University
Home Economics Education

Courses Taught

After participating in the President's Leadership Institute (PLI), Legette was inspired to develop the Extension Emerging Leadership Initiative (EELI)in 2018 for Extension professionals interested in developing their leadership knowledge and skills. The program has 42 graduates from CU Extension Service, CU College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences (CAFLS), and SC State University 1890 Research and Extension.

2020 MLK Excellence in Service Award -- Office of the President
2020 Professional Staff Award -- College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences (CAFLS)
2020 Clemson Alumni Award for Cooperative Extension Public Service


Deon Legette began her career with Clemson as a Family and Consumer Sciences agent in Lexington County where she served adult and youth audiences for 15 years. As her career advanced, she transferred to Kershaw County where she served 12 years as Regional Lead Agent, Food Safety/Nutrition agent, and 4-H Youth Development agent. She also served as the Midlands District Director for 5 years before moving into her current position.

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