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Extension mindset leads ACE professor to earn LinkedIn Top Voice title

Scott Irwin

URBANA, Ill. — University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign professor Scott Irwin recently became part of a prestigious group of social media users — earning the LinkedIn Top Voice title. The recognition draws attention to the ways Irwin takes his Extension mindset to social media.

The invitation-only LinkedIn Top Voice program features a group of experts from around the globe who cover a range of professional topics. Those honored with the blue badge on their profile are not solely chosen for sharing valuable knowledge in their fields, but they are also assessed for being trustworthy, posting consistently, and providing original contributions to the platform. 

“I was shocked to be named a part of the LinkedIn Top Voice — what I’ve learned is that they’re looking for strategic influencers, not influencers who can get a lot of attention, but true thought leaders,” said Irwin, a professor in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics and an Illinois Extension specialist; both units are part of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at Illinois.

Read the full release from the College of ACES.

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