Deon Legette

District Extension Director--Midlands
Chester County Cooperative Extension Office, Fairfield County Cooperative Extension Office, Lexington County Cooperative Extension Office, Richland County Cooperative Extension Office, Union County Cooperative Extension Office, York County Cooperative Extension Office

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


 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 developed the Extension Emerging Leadership Initiative (EELI)in 2018 for Extension professionals interested in developing their leadership knowledge and skills. The program has 19 graduates, and the second cohort started February 2021.

EELI related awards:
2020 MLK Excellence in Service Award -- Office of the President
2020 Professional Staff Award -- College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences (CAFLS)
2020 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 as Regional Lead Agent, Food Safety/Nutrition agent, and 4-H Youth Development agent for 12 years. Currently, Legette serves as the Midlands District Extension Director and Interim Assistant Director of Extension Field Operations-Personnel Management, based in the Richland county.