As grants and proposal coordinator for the institutes, Debbie Danford manages proposal and work plan development. She facilitates grants, contracts and proposals through the funding and approval process, and monitors progress of funded activities. In addition to her other duties, Danford also coordinates the AgriLife Extension Natural Resource Leadership Course and serves on the Texas Sea Grant Advisory Committee.
Danford joined the institute in 2007 from the Texas General Land Office.
She has a bachelor of science degree in agricultural economics from New Mexico State University.