Dr. Ivory W. Lyles serves as Oregon State University’s Vice Provost for Extension and Engagement.
In this role, he provides strategic leadership and oversight of the university’s community engagement mission and directs the statewide OSU Extension service, including employees and offices in every county in the state and on the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs reservation. The division also includes OSU’s Center for the Outdoor Recreation Economy and office of Professional and Continuing Education.
He has served as director of University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and associate dean for engagement in the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources at UNR; dean and director of Land Grant Programs at Alcorn State University; and director of the Cooperative Extension Service and associate vice president of agriculture at the University of Arkansas - Little Rock. Lyles also held Cooperative Extension positions at the University of Tennessee, Tennessee State University, The Ohio State University and Mississippi State University.
Lyles received his doctorate in agricultural education, community and rural development from The Ohio State University, his master's degree in Extension education and education leadership from Mississippi State University and his bachelor's degree in agricultural economics from Alcorn.