University of Illinois Extension

Rachelle A. Hollinshead
County Director
Clay/Effingham/Fayette/Jasper Unit
1209 Wenthe Drive
Effingham, IL 62401
Phone: 217-347-7773
FAX: 217-347-7775

Rachelle Hollinshead began her duties as the County Director for the Clay-Effingham-Fayette-Jasper Unit in 2010. Prior to that, she served as the Community and Economic Development Educator in the Effingham Extension Center from 1992 -2007, County Director in Marion County from June 2007 until September 2008, and Community and Economic Development Educator in the Clay/Fayette Unit from September 2008 until November 2010.

She received her bachelor's degree in law enforcement administration from Western Illinois University and her master's degree in Extension education with an emphasis in rural and community development from the University of Illinois. She is a graduate of the Community Development Institute and has completed numerous courses toward the doctorate in public administration from the University of Illinois at Springfield.

Her county director duties include financial and staff oversight for the Clay-Effingham-Fayette-Jasper Unit, as well as program development and implementation.

Hollinshead is a member of the Illinois Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (IL-ACDEP,) Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP,) and the University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) Alumni Association Board.

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