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2018 BAA Policy Board of Directors

(Expiration of Term follows name)


Orlando F. McMeans (2021)
Vice President for Research and Public Service
West Virginia State University

Alternate:  Kenneth L. White, Utah State University




Academic Programs Section

R. Elaine Turner (2019)
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

Michelle S. Rodgers (2019)
Associate Dean and Director of Cooperative Extension
University of Delaware

Alternate:  Vacant

Experiment Station Section

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

Alternate:  Vacant

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. (2019)
Director of Land-Grant Programs and Extension Administrator
Fort Valley State University

Alternate:  Robert W. Taylor, Alabama A&M University


1994 Land-Grant Universities


Alternate:  Vacant

APLU Non-Land-Grant Universities

Cindy L. Akers (2019)
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

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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
Iowa State University will establish and host a new national Institute for Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education. APLU and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) chose Iowa State to lead the institute, which is designed to foster and coordinate research and education activities using a One Health approach to comprehensively tackle the AMR problem.