Extension Professional Staff
Jo Daviess/Stephenson/Winnebago Unit
Highland Community College, Bldg R
2998 W Pearl City Rd
Freeport, IL 61032
Margaret Larson is the U of I Extension County Director for Jo Daviess, Stephenson and Winnebago Counties. She is responsible for leadership of all aspects of the organization including fund development, fiscal management, Human Resources, management of four offices (two in Rockford) and 24 staff.
She has worked in Higher Education for 34 years, serving in a variety of roles at four Illinois Colleges and Universities. Before joining Extension in 2004, she served as Assistant Dean of Students at Midwestern University in Downers Grove. Her background includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences and Master’s Degree in Counseling from Illinois State University.
Margaret lives in Pecatonica with her husband and two teenage children.