APLU’s Samantha Alvis, Ph.D., Assistant Director of International Programs and Development presented as part of a panel on The Many Dimensions of Global Food Security at the Third Annual Summit on Global Food Security and Health at the Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University.
APLU's Jared Avery will present on how HBCUs, specifically the historically black, land-grant universities, help build a diverse and highly-skilled workforce in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Wendy Fink, APLU's associate director for Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources, served as a panelist at the North American Food & Ag HR Roundtable. The panel examined how employability skills have changed in food and agriculture fields, where they need to change further, and what universities can do to help agriculture graduates develop skills such as teamwork, leadership, communications, and professionalism.
Montague (Tag) Demment was honored with the Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development's 2016 Distinguished Service Award. The award recognizes a demonstrated public service that has advanced AIARD’s purposes, innovative contributions to AIARD programs, and extended service in the international arena and in AIARD.
Travis York will lead a comprehensive look at evidenced-based transformative activities occurring across pathways into and through post-secondary education. While the session focuses on four portions of the college path—holistic enrollment, transfer students’ sense of belonging, retention initiatives, and senior completion grants, the overarching focus is towards how institutions can vertically align suites of transformative activities to achieve increased gains overall student persistence and aid in closing achievement gaps.