Cunningham named Chatham County Extension Director

Ginger McLaurin Cunningham has been appointed director of North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s Chatham County Center, effective Feb. 1. To the position, she brings more than five years in Extension. She previously served as interim county Extension director, 4-H agent and 4-H program assistant.

Cunningham succeeds Sam Groce, who retired Sept. 1, after serving as Chatham’s Extension director since 2010.

Now pursuing a doctor in agricultural and extension education at NC State University, she also holds a graduate certificate in youth and development leadership from NC State and a master’s degree in animal science. She also holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

According to District Extension Director Jim Cowden, Cunningham is skilled at balancing administrative tasks while providing outstanding Extension programming, maintaining essential community support and providing empowering leadership and support to her Extension team members.