Rebekka Dudensing

  • Executive Director of Economic Development
  • Economic Development & Community Impact
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Dr. Rebekka Dudensing serves as the Associate Vice President for Economic Development & Community Impact in the Division of Academic and Strategic Collaborations. She coordinates the university’s community engagement activities and oversees development, implementation, and evaluation of a strategic plan for the university’s economic development and community impact initiatives. Dr. Dudensing provides scholarship-driven technical and relational assistance to support economic and community engagement strategies within the university and with community and strategic partners across the state.

Dr. Dudensing maintains a partial appointment as a Professor and Extension Economist for Community Economic Development with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Department of Agricultural Economics. She earned a B.S. in Agriculture from Kansas State University and an M.S. in Agricultural and Applied Economics from Texas Tech. She completed her Ph.D. in Applied Economics at Clemson University.

Dr. Dudensing is active in the National Association of Extension Community Development Professionals (presidential rotation 2021-2024) and Joint Council of Extension Professionals (2022-2024). She is a member of the APLU Commission on Economic and Community Engagement.