Advancing Employment and Income Opportunities

OSU Extension is a leader in community development education and an unbiased partner as strategies are implemented to achieve community and organizational goals.

Our community development professionals enhance the well-being of communities and neighborhoods via interactive and collaborative partnerships with local businesses and organizations, community leaders and local officials.

OSU Extension applies cutting-edge research, knowledge and innovations to improve local businesses and the communities they serve. Our economic, small business and job development programs are tailored to local community needs in every county, whether metropolitan, rural or a combination.

Kyle White and Brutus Buckeye statue on a bench

OSU Community Development Educator, Kyle White, MBA brings over 30 years of experience in Higher Ed, Sales and Marketing, and Consulting.

She is a certified Strengths Finders Coach through Gallup. She specializes in facilitating groups, needs assessments, team building, coaching, and research.

During her career in business she earned numerous awards and offers a high level of commitment and creativity. In her words, she “builds things”. Strong culture, cohesive teams, research based strategies, and creative solutions.

She is a partner working closely with others in the community to identify, link resources, and resolve the most pressing needs in the county.

What is your need?

If you need...

Additional training as a citizen, board member or elected official
Training to improve group culture or resolve interperonal conflicts
Instruction in obtaining grant funding
Unbiased research, studies, or reports from a respected academic institution

...Community Development is here for YOU!

Comunity Development taps into University resources to bring support from campus to our county.

Check out all our Medina County Extension Community Development program and training offerings on our  Community Initiatives page. 


Extension has been helping all Ohioans build better lives, better businesses and better communities since 1914.