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2017 BAA Policy Board of Directors

(Expiration of Term follows name)


Jay T. Akridge
Interim Provost and Chief Diversity Officer
Purdue University

Alternate:  Beverly R. Durgan, University of Minnesota Extension

Chair Elect

Mark A. Hussey (2019)
Vice Chancellor and Dean
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Texas A&M University System

Alternate:  Mark J. Cochran, University of Arkansas System

Academic Programs Section

R. Elaine Turner (2017)
Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
University of Florida

Alternate:  Anne I. Veeger, University of Rhode Island

Cooperative Extension Section

Daryl D. Buchholz (2017)
Associate Director for Extension and Applied Research
Kansas State University

Alternate:  Douglas L. Steele, Texas A&M University

Experiment Station Section

Gary A. Thompson
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education and Director, Agricultural Experiment Station
The Pennsylvania State University

Alternate:  Clarence E. Watson, University of Arkansas System

International Agriculture Section

Gretchen C. Neisler (2018)
Director, Center for Global Connections
Michigan State University

Alternate:  Tom Gill, University of Tennessee

1890 Land-Grant Universities

Mark Latimore, Jr. (2017)
Director of Land-Grant Programs and Extension Administrator
Fort Valley State University

Alternate:  Govind Kannan, Fort Valley State University

1994 Land-Grant Universities


Alternate:  Vacant

APLU Non-Land-Grant Universities

Cindy L. Akers (2017)
Associate Dean, Academic and Student Affairs and
Professor, Agricultural Communications
Texas Tech University

Alternate:  Karen L. Jones,  Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Insular/Territorial Institutions

Robert W. Godfrey (2018)
Director, Agricultural Experiment Station and
Professor, Animal Sciences
University of the Virgin Islands

Alternate: Timothy K. Kock, Northern Marianas College

APLU (ex officio)

Ian L. Maw
Vice President for Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources
Association of Public and Land-grant Universities


Eddie G. Gouge
Senior Associate Director, Federal Relations – Food and Agricultural Sciences
and Executive Director, CARET and the Board on Human Sciences, Inc.
Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

Meetings & Events Events


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The Westin Alexandria 400 Courthouse Square Alexandria, VA 22314
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Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport, 2399 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202

Featured Project & Initiative


Three university of idaho students doing field research in a meadow
Agriculture, Human Sciences & Natural Resources
APLU's Board on Natural Resources and Board on Oceans, Atmosphere, and Climate authored the Science, Education, and Outreach Roadmap for Natural Resources to provide guidance for policy makers in strategic planning and investment.

Featured Project & Initiative


Student testing chemicals in a lab
Agriculture, Human Sciences & Natural Resources
APLU and the AAVMC created a Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance in Production Agriculture to help advise the federal government on a research agenda and publicly disseminate information on the use of antibiotics in production agriculture.