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Navigating Mentorship: Empowering Tomorrow's Leaders

The Missouri Mentorship project team is hosting a webinar series featuring leaders from across Extension to learn from their mentorship experience.


May 1st: Tailoring the Mentoring Experience

Join us as we host Victor Villegas as he shares his passion for mentorship and how he creates a unique experience for each of his mentees so that he can create an impactful experience.

About Victor Villegas:
Victor Villegas is an award-winning technologist and Broadband & Digital Technologies Adoption Coordinator at Oregon State University. He engages with communities and organizations across Oregon to help them access and use broadband and digital technologies safely and responsibly for education, telemedicine, workforce, and economic development. Mr. Villegas is committed to helping students and the next generation of Extension Professionals hone their skills and leverage technology to support the development of others. He mentors undergrad students participating in Oregon State University’s URSA program and helped establish the Association of Communications Excellence (ACE) β€œAmp Up” professional mentoring program. He has received the Diversity Multicultural Individual Award, from Epsilon Sigma Phi, and the Outreach and Engagement Vice Provost Award for Excellence, from Oregon State University.

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