Victoria Stokes joined MU Extension in October 2009 as a senior editor of publications. In 2017, she was reassigned to Extension Web Services, where she has had an integral role in rebuilding the MU Extension website twice now. The web team continuously creates and maintains pages, builds new sites, and troubleshoots problems.
Previously, Victoria had been the editor and webmaster for continuing education at the University of Missouri–St. Louis for five years. During part of that time, she also served as the interim manager of the CE marketing department.
Victoria has also served as a curriculum developer for UMSL’s noncredit computer-training program, the managing editor of a magazine that connected crafters and computers, and an editor of educational materials for hospital patients.
Victoria has a master’s in communication from UMSL and a bachelor's from the Missouri School of Journalism here at Mizzou. She was a professional editor from 1993 through 2018. An avid self-directed learner, she taught herself desktop publishing in the mid-1980s and HTML in the early 1990s. About a decade later, she completed a Chancellor’s Certificate on the Computer at UMSL. Her long-time interest in computer technologies serves her well in her current position on the Extension Web Services team.
Areas of Work
Victoria Stokes is a content management system (CMS) specialist on the Extension Web Services team. She helps maintain the website, creates banner campaigns, responds to help desk questions, and serves as the team’s consultant on publications.