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Jim Woodell, Ph.D.
Vice President for Economic Development and Community Engagement
Shalin R. Jyotishi
Associate, Economic Development and Community Engagement
Milan Ephraim
Program Assistant, Economic Development & Community Engagement


APLU's CICEP members gather in-person twice yearly—once in the summer and once in November, as part of the APLU Annual Meeting.

2018 Meetings

2018 CICEP-CEO Summer Meeting (Featuring the 5th annual Innovation & Economic Prosperity Universities Workshop)
June 25-28, 2018
Richmond, VA

CICEP @ the 2018 APLU Annual Meeting
November 11-13, 2018
New Orleans, LA

2019 Meetings

2019 CEO-CICEP-CoR Summer Meeting (Featuring the 6th annual Innovation & Economic Prosperity Universities Workshop)
June 16-19, 2019
Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA

In 2019, CICEP will meet jointly with APLU's Council on Research in State College, Pennsylvania. Please email us at if you are interested in sponsorship opportunities.

Featured Project & Initiative

Photo Courtesy of Texas A&M University
Economic Development & Engagement
APLU believes public and land-grant universities should dramatically expand engagement efforts with partners in the communities they serve—members of the public, community organizations, business and industry, state and local government, and others.

Featured Project & Initiative

Clemson University
Economic Development & Engagement
Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow (LIFT), APLU, and the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) created an Expert Educator Team (EET) to identify how colleges and universities can modify curricula to meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities workers will need for jobs in the advanced manufacturing sector.

Featured Project & Initiative

Economic Development & Engagement
The designation and awards go to APLU member universities that demonstrate excellence and leadership in planning, implementing, and evaluating programs and initiatives that support regional economic development.