The Extension & Research Support Staff Association

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TERSSA is comprised of eleven states.

It is our mission to bring more states to the table.

Is your state listed?

If not, we would encourage you to reach out and join us.


ESPA is a professional development organization composed of support and administrative and professional personnel of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

Alabama A&M University

Auburn University


Chi Epsilon Sigma Gamma Chapter

The National Cooperative Extension Support Staff Fraternity of the

University of Kentucky

Chi Epsilon Sigma Gamma Chapter


Chi Epsilon Sigma Chapter

Louisiana State University

North Carolina

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Administrative Professionals Association (NCCEAPA) is made up of individuals from Cooperative Extension Support Personnel, District Administrative Associates, and other employees of

NC State University


NC A&T State University


Founded in 1986 at Ohio State University Extension, the Alpha Chapter premiered as the first professional association for support staff and program assistants within Extension. 

Ohio State University

South Carolina

 The South Carolina Association of Extension Administrative Professionals (SCAEAP) was formed to promote a professional welfare with Clemson University, to encourage and promote higher standards of attainment in their work; to foster harmonious and cooperative efforts within the Extension community and to cultivate a closer relationship among its members.

Clemson University


On May 5th, 2022 Tennessee Extension Association of Administrative Professionals was approved for non-profit status through the state of Tennessee. The organization started out with 14 administrative professionals across the state of Tennessee.

University of Tennessee Extension 


Tennessee State University Extension


Virginia Tech

Contact:  Becky Castello,  2022 President
Office: 1-252-358-7822


Mailing Address:             

301 W. Tryon St.

Winton, NC 27986

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