Getting to Know Assistant Program Director Kelli Batch

Our “Getting to Know…” series introduces you to our extension educators, both professionally and a little personally, so you can learn more about the people helping to extend knowledge and change lives in your community.

Kelli Batch is the Assistant Program Director of Resilient Youth and Families. She oversees the Family & Consumer Sciences and 4-H Youth Development programs, while securing funding and partnerships for program and staff sustainability. Kelli has been a part of the State family for nine years. Originally from Dunbar, Kelli has a BA in psychology from WVU and an MA in Leadership Studies from Marshall University.

What was your job before you came to WVSU?
Bank teller.

What is your favorite aspect of your job?
Working with youth and impacting their lives through our programs.

If you weren’t working with Extension, what would your dream job be?
Owning a restaurant.

When you’re not at work, what can we find you doing?
Reading suspense novels, doing crafts with my children, cooking and watching movies.

Do you have any hidden talents?

What was the last book you read?
The Street Lawyer by John Grisham.

Name your favorite city that you’ve visited.
Las Vegas.

What is the best meal you’ve ever had?
Parmesan crusted halibut and rice pilaf at Chop House.

What is a “must see/must do” in your county?
Explore the hiking trails or visit the casino.

If you have any questions for Kelli about what she does or how you can get involved with 4-H, contact her at or (304) 766-4285.


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