Scott Rumble retired in 2002 from a 42-year career with Purdue Extension Service. He worked in six different counties throughout his career as a 4-H Youth Agent, County Extension Director, Interim District Director, Ag and Natural Resources Agent, and Community Economic Development Agent. He also served in the Army National Guard and Air Force Reserve for a combined 20 years. Even in his retirement he still works with Coldwell Banker Shook as a Commercial Realtor. He has had an extensive education beginning with a B.S. from Purdue and an A.S. from Vincennes University.
During Scott’s tenure in Extension he brought members of the community closer through different projects. He brought high profile leaders from around the state to mentor or share advice with farmers, 4-Hers, and Master Gardeners. He established good networking relationships among farmers, 4-H families, and government officials. He is also very knowledgeable regarding computers and computer programs. With this knowledge he was able to bring the extension offices up to date and encouraged others to learn it as well. He worked to improve the county fair, the 4-H program, and the community environment in all of the counties he served.
Anyone that has worked with Scott can attest to his hard work ethic, leadership, and people-skills. He has the unique ability to instill confidence in and develop other peoples’ gifts and talents, even when the people do not know they have those skills. When working in southern Indiana Scott took a leadership role in working with low-income rural youth and benefitted many families in Spencer and Perry counties. He is always willing to take on a challenge and works tirelessly to find a solution.
Scott can also be found working hard in his local community. He is Chairman of the Tippecanoe County Park Foundation; Member and Past President of Tippecanoe Co. YMCA Board; Member of St. Mary’s Church; and Past Lafayette Leadership Board Member and Current Facilitator. This is only a small list of the committees and organizations Scott is a part of. He has also been awarded with the Sagamore of the Wabash; Distinguished Hoosier- Indiana General Assembly; Distinguished Service Award- Tippecanoe Co. Pork Producers; and Outstanding Citizen, Princeton, IN.