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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.

  • CICEP Summer Meeting 2017

    June 25-28, 2017
    San Diego, CA
    Hosted by the University of California, San Diego
    The 2017 CICEP Summer Meeting final agenda can be viewed here.

    Planning is underway for next year's CICEP Summer Meeting! Please email us at if you are interested in helping with planning.

    View the final program and presentations from the Summer Meeting. Presentations will continue to be added as we receive them.

    View the CICEP 10th Anniversary Book.

     A special thank you to our 2017 CICEP Summer Meeting sponsors!


  • CICEP at the 2016 APLU Annual Meeting
  • CEO-CICEP Joint Summer Meeting 2016

    July 10-13, 2016
    UIC Student Center East
    750 S Halsted St
    Chicago, IL

    Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro Downtown

     A special thank you to our 2016 CICEP-CEO Joint Summer Meeting sponsors!

    Hosted By:


    Silver Sponsors:

    July 12th Reception Sponsor:


    Mobile App Sponsor:




    University/Non-Profit Sponsors:







    Media Sponsors:

    Special thanks to 1871 for hosting our July 10th  reception:
  • CICEP at the 2015 APLU Annual Meeting

    November 15-17, 2015
    Indianapolis, IN
    JW Marriott Indianapolis

    View the 2015 Annual Meeting Program

  • CICEP Summer Meeting 2015

    featuring the Innovation and Economic Prosperity Universities Summit

    Be the ecosystem you wish to see.

    May 31 – June 3, 2015
    Duke Energy Hall at Hunt Library
    North Carolina State University Centennial Campus

    A special thank you to the sponsors of the CICEP Summer Meeting 2015!

    Gold Sponsors


    Silver Sponsors



    Welcome Reception Sponsor


    Chancellor's Reception Sponsor


    Mobile App Sponsor


    Meal and Break Sponsors







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.