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Jim Woodell, Ph.D.
Vice President for Economic Development and Community Engagement
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Mark Rivera
Coordinator, Office of Economic Development and Community Engagement
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Beverly Steele
Staff Assistant, Office of Economic Development and Community Engagement
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CICEP Committees

The APLU Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness and Economic Prosperity (CICEP) is made up of several committees (we sometimes call working groups). These committees lead efforts to share best practices in university economic engagement and work on various projects that contribute to further program development for CICEP and APLU to promote economic development; technology transfer; entrepreneurship; industry relations; and overall talent, innovation and place. Click here for a brief overview of these committees, their chairs and top priorities.

  • Executive Committee

    Pradeep K. Khosla
    Chancellor, University of California, San Diego
    CHAIR
    Term ends 2017

    Eric Barron
    President, Pennsylvania State University
    CHAIR-ELECT
    Term ends 2017

    W. Randolph Woodson
    Chancellor, North Carolina State University
    PAST CHAIR
    Term ends 2017

    David Gard
    Assistant Vice President for Economic Development, Indiana University
    SECRETARY
    Term ends 2018

    James P. Clements
    President, Clemson University
    Term ends 2017

    Jeffrey Vitter
    Chancellor, University of Mississippi
    Term ends 2017

    Jonathan Wickert
    Senior Vice President and Provost, Iowa State University
    LIAISON, APLU Council on Academic Affairs (Provosts)
    Term ends 2018

    James Weyhenmeyer
    Vice President for Research and Economic Development, Georgia State University
    LIAISON, APLU Council on Research
    Term ends 2017

    Chad E. Wootton    
    Associate Vice President, External Affairs, Texas A&M University
    LIAISON, APLU Committee on Innovation, Competitiveness, and Economic Prosperity (CICEP)
    Term ends 2018

    Angela Phillips Diaz
    Executive Director of Government Research Relations, University of California, San Diego
    Co-Chair, Public Policy Working Group
    LIAISON, APLU Council on Governmental Affairs (ex-officio)
    Term ends 2017

    Mark Land
    Vice President of University Relations, Clemson University
    Co-Chair, Strategic Communications Committee
    LIAISON, APLU Council on Strategic Communications and Advancement (ex-officio)
    Term ends 2018

    Duane Dunlap
    Professor, School of Engineering Technology, Purdue University
    Co-Chair, IEP Universities Committee
    Term ends 2017

    Ozlem Garibay
    Executive Director, Research Information Systems, University of Central Florida
    Co-Chair, IEP Universities Committee
    Term ends 2017

    Pam Benoit
    Provost and Executive Vice President, Ohio University
    Co-Chair, IEP Universities Awards Team
    Term ends 2017

    William Metcalf
    Senior Director, Research Development and Support, University of Louisville
    Co-Chair, IEP Universities Awards Team
    Term ends 2017

    Dushyant Pathak
    Associate Vice Chancellor of Research, University of California Davis
    Co-Chair, IEP Universities Designation Team
    Term ends 2017

    Per Stromhaug
    Assistant Vice President for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, Binghamton University
    Co-Chair, IEP Universities Designation Team
    Term ends 2017

    Birgit Green
    Director of Engaged Research and Partnerships, Texas Tech University
    Co-Chair, Meeting Planning Committee
    Term ends 2017

    Margaret Traband
    Director, Strategic Initiatives, University of Toledo
    Co-Chair, Meeting Planning Committee
    Term ends 2017

    Joey Mak
    Director of Innovation and Economic Development, University of Illinois
    Co-Chair, Member Development and Nominating Committee
    Term ends 2017

    Janet Weisenberger
    Associate Vice President, Research Administration, The Ohio State University
    Co-Chair, Member Development and Nominating Committee
    Term ends 2017

    Timothy Faley
    Distinguished Professor, Special Assistant to the President, University of the Virgin Islands
    Co-Chair, Partnerships and Revenue Working Group
    Term ends 2017

    Afroze Mohammed
    Associate Director, Strategic Alliances, Virginia Tech
    Co-Chair, Partnerships and Revenue Working Group
    Term ends 2017

    Lawrence A. Molnar
    Associate Director, Institute for Research on Labor, Employment, and the Economy; Director, Center of Business Acceleration and Incubation Studies, University of Michigan
    Co-Chair, Public Policy Working Group
    Term ends 2017

    Kent Glasscock
    President, Kansas State University Institute for Commercialization
    Co-Chair, Strategic Communications Committee
    Term ends 2017

    Fiona Baxter
    Associate Executive Director of Knowledge Management, Industrial Extension Service, North Carolina State University
    Co-Chair, Talent and Workforce Development Working Group
    Term ends 2017

    Mark Clarke
    Associate Provost, Faculty Development and Faculty Affairs, University of Houston
    Co-Chair, Talent and Workforce Development Working Group
    Term ends 2017

    Julie Nagel
    Interim President of KU Innovation and Collaboration; Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of Kansas
    Co-Chair, Technology Transfer Evolution Working Group
    Term ends 2017

    Paul Roben
    Associate Vice Chancellor, Innovation and Technology Commercialization, University of California, San Diego
    Co-Chair, Technology Transfer Evolution Working Group
    Term ends 2017

    Christi Bell
    Associate Vice Provost and Executive Director, UAA Business Enterprise Institute, University of Alaska - Anchorage
    AT-LARGE
    Term ends 2017

    Brian Darmody
    Associate Vice President for Corporate and Foundation Relations, University of Maryland
    AT-LARGE
    Term ends 2017

    Larry Fillmer
    Executive Director, External Engagement and Support, Auburn University
    AT-LARGE
    Term ends 2017

    Lloyd Jacobs
    President Emeritus, University of Toledo
    AT-LARGE
    Term ends 2017

    Eugene Krentsel
    Associate Vice President, Research and Innovation, University of Louisville
    AT-LARGE
    Term ends 2018

    Heather McWhorter
    Director, Small Business Development Center, Pennsylvania State University
    AT-LARGE
    Term ends 2017

    Duane Nellis
    University Honors Professor and Past-President, Texas Tech University
    Term ends 2018

    Kahler B. Schuemann
    Special Assistant to the President, Western Michigan Univeristy
    AT-LARGE
    Term ends 2017

    William Stephan
    Vice President for Engagement, Indiana University
    AT-LARGE
    Term ends 2017

    Wayne Szafranski
    Assistant Vice Chancellor for Outreach and Economic Development, North Carolina A&T University
    AT-LARGE
    Term ends 2018

    James K. Woodell
    Vice President for Economic Development and Community Engagement
    APLU STAFF (ex officio)
    Permanent

  • Advisory Board

    Steve Barkanic
    Senior Vice President and Chief Program Officer, Business - Higher Education Forum
    Term ends 2018

    Dan Berglund
    President and CEO, State Science & Technology Institute (SSTI)
    Term ends 2017

    Anthony M. Boccanfuso
    President, The University Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP)
    Term ends 2017

    Michael Cassidy
    President and CEO, Georgia Research Alliance
    Term ends 2018

    Carol Dahl
    Executive Director, The Lemelson Foundation
    Term ends 2018

    Jonathan Gagliardi
    Associate Director, Center for Policy Research and Strategy, American Council on Education
    Term ends 2018

    Howard D. Grimes
    Director for Innovation in Industry Partnerships, Idaho National Laboratory & Center for Advanced Energy Studies
    Term ends 2018

    Debbie Hughes
    Director of Higher Education and Workforce, Business – Higher Education Forum
    Term ends 2018

    Jacob Johnson
    Founder, innovosource
    Term ends 2017

    Shalin Jyotishi
    Program Coordinator for Science, Engineering & Technology Policy, American Academy of Arts & Sciences; Outreach & Advancement Associate, Journal of Science Policy & Governance
    Term ends 2018

    Linda Kawano
    Principal and Founder, GroupOptima
    Term ends 2017

    Janice Kleinwort
    President-elect, University Economic Development Association and Executive Director, Economic Development, Arizona State University
    Term ends 2017

    Chris Mustain
    Vice President, Council on Competitiveness
    Term ends 2017

    Diane Palmintera
    Board Member, International Economic Development Council and President, Innovation Associates
    Term ends 2017

    Peter Pellerito
    Senior Policy Advisor, Federal and State Economic Development and University Relations, Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
    Term ends 2017

    John Pyrovolakis
    Founder and CEO, Innovation Accelerator
    Term ends 2018

    Paul R. Sanberg
    President, National Academy of Inventors and Senior Vice President for Research, Innovation & Economic Development, University of South Florida
    Term ends 2018

    Arjun Sanga
    Director, WiSys Technology Foundation
    Term ends 2018

    Susan Sloan
    Director, Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable, National Academies
    Term ends 2018

    Stephen J. Susalka
    Executive Director, Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)
    Term ends 2018

    Rebecca Taylor
    Senior Vice President, National Center for Manufacturing Sciences
    Term ends 2018

    Dawn Tew
    Program Director for Collaborative Research Initiatives, IBM
    Term ends 2018

    Chuck Valauskas
    Partner, Valauskas Corder LLC
    Term ends 2018

    Phil Weilerstein
    Executive Director, VentureWell
    Term ends 2018

    Chad Womack
    Director, Science Education Initiatives and  UNCF-Merck Science Initiative,United Negro College Fund; Co-Founder/Director, HBCU Innovation, Commercialization, & Entrepreneurship Initiative
    Term ends 2018


     
  • IEP Universities Committee

    Duane Dunlap
    Professor, School of Engineering Technology, Purdue University
    Co-Chair, IEP Universities Committee
    Term ends 2017

    Ozlem Garibay
    Executive Director, Research Information Systems, University of Central Florida
    Co-Chair, IEP Universities Committee
    Term ends 2017

    Members:

    Pam Benoit
    Provost and Executive Vice President, Ohio University
    Co-Chair, IEP Universities Awards Team

    Venkat Bommisetty
    Chief Scientific Officer, NextGen Solar

    Frank Calzonetti
    Vice President of Government Relations, University of Toledo

    Rena Cotsones
    Associate Vice President for Engagement and Innovation Partnerships, Northern Illinois University

    Jim Currie
    Independent

    Larry Fillmer
    Executive Director, External Engagement and Support, Auburn University

    Cece Gassner
    Director, Economic Development, Boise State University
    Co-Chair, IEP Universities Learning Exchange Team

    Kent Glasscock
    President, Kansas State University Institute for Commercialization

    Peter Hernandez
    Director, Technology Management and Commercialization, Florida International University

    Marilyn Korhonen
    Associate Director, Center for Research Program Development and Enrichment, The University of Oklahoma

    Eugene Krentsel
    Associate Vice President, Research and Innovation, University of Louisville

    William Metcalf
    Senior Director, Research Development and Support, University of Louisville
    Co-Chair, IEP Universities Awards Team

    Dushyant Pathak
    Associate Vice Chancellor for Technology Management and Corporate Relations, University of California,Davis
    Co-Chair, IEP Universities Designation Team

    Sharon Paynter
    Assistant Vice Chancellor for Public Service and Community Relations, East Carolina University

    Jason Penry
    Vice Chancellor for University Advancement, Arkansas State University

    Matt Peterson
    Director of Federal Affairs, North Carolina State University

    Kahler Schuemann
    Special Assistant to the President, Western Michigan University

    Per Stromhaug
    Assistant Vice President for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, Binghamton University
    Co-Chair, IEP Universities Designation Team

    Marc Valenzuela
    Economic Development Manager, Arizona State University

  • IEP Universities Awards Team

    Pam Benoit
    Provost and Executive Vice President, Ohio University
    Co-Chair, IEP Universities Awards Team
    Term ends 2017

    William Metcalf
    Senior Director, Research Development and Support, University of Louisville
    Co-Chair, IEP Universities Awards Team
    Term ends 2017

  • IEP Universities Designation Team

    Dushyant Pathak
    Associate Vice Chancellor of Research, University of California Davis
    Co-Chair, IEP Universities Designation Team
    Term ends 2017

    Per Stromhaug
    Assistant Vice President for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, Binghamton University
    Co-Chair, IEP Universities Designation Team
    Term ends 2017

    Members:

    Cece Gassner
    Director, Economic Development, Boise State University
    Co-Chair, IEP Universities Learning Exchange Team

    Kent Glasscock
    President, Kansas State University Institute for Commercialization

    Phyllis King
    Vice Provost, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

    Joey Mak
    Director of Innovation and Economic Development, University of Illinois
    Co-Chair, Member Development and Nominating Committee

    Ryan Sharp
    Associate Director for Economic Engagement, Venture Catalyst, University of California Davis

     

  • IEP Universities Learning Exchange Team

    Cece Gassner
    Director, Economic Development, Boise State University
    Co-Chair, IEP Universities Learning Exchange Team
    Term ends 2017

    [Vacant]
    Co-Chair, IEP Universities Learning Exchange Team
    Term ends 2017

    Members:

    Vivian Cueto
    Research Coordinator, Office of Research and Economic Development, Florida International University

     

  • Meeting Planning Committee

    Birgit Green
    Director of Engaged Research and Partnerships, Texas Tech University
    Co-Chair, Meeting Planning Committee
    Term ends 2017

    Margaret Traband
    Director, Strategic Initiatives, University of Toledo
    Co-Chair, Meeting Planning Committee
    Term ends 2017

    Members:

    Evy Gonzales
    Director, Research Development, Texas State University

    Laura Holmes
    Program Associate, Binghamton University

    Steven Tello
    Senior Associate Vice Chancellor, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

     

  • Member Development and Nominating Committee

    Joey Mak
    Director of Innovation and Economic Development, University of Illinois
    Co-Chair, Member Development and Nominating Committee
    Term ends 2017

    Janet Weisenberger
    Associate Vice President, Research Administration, The Ohio State University
    Co-Chair, Member Development and Nominating Committee
    Term ends 2017

    Members:

    Christi Bell
    Associate Vice Provost & Executive Director, University of Alaska Anchorage Business Enterprise Institute

    Mark Clarke
    Associate Provost, Faculty Development and Faculty Affairs, University of Houston
    Co-Chair, Talent and Workforce Development Working Group

     
  • Partnerships and Revenue Working Group

    Timothy Faley
    Distinguished Professor, Special Assistant to the President, University of the Virgin Islands
    Co-Chair, Partnerships and Revenue Working Group
    Term ends 2017

    Afroze Mohammed
    Associate Director, Strategic Alliances, Virginia Tech
    Co-Chair, Partnerships and Revenue Working Group
    Term ends 2017

  • Public Policy Working Group

    Angela Phillips Diaz
    Executive Director of Government Research Relations, University of California, San Diego
    Co-Chair, Public Policy Working Group
    LIAISON, APLU Council on Governmental Affairs (ex-officio)
    Term ends 2017

    Lawrence A. Molnar
    Associate Director, Institute for Research on Labor, Employment, and the Economy; Director, Center of Business Acceleration and Incubation Studies, University of Michigan
    Co-Chair, Public Policy Working Group
    Term ends 2017

    Members:

    Glynda A. Becker
    Director, Federal Relations, Washington State University
    CEO LIAISON from Council on Governmental Affairs (CGA)

    Mark Cothran
    Associate Director, Government Affairs, Clemson University
    CEO LIAISON from Council on Governmental Affairs (CGA)

  • Strategic Communications Committee

    Kent Glasscock
    President, Kansas State University Institute for Commercialization
    Co-Chair, Strategic Communications Committee
    Term ends 2017

    Mark Land
    Vice President of University Relations, Clemson University
    Co-Chair, Strategic Communications Committee
    LIAISON, APLU Council on Strategic Communications and Advancement (ex-officio)
    Term ends 2018

  • Talent and Workforce Development Working Group

    Fiona Baxter
    Associate Executive Director of Knowledge Management, Industrial Extension Service, North Carolina State University
    Co-Chair, Talent and Workforce Development Working Group
    Term ends 2017

    Mark Clarke
    Associate Provost, Faculty Development and Faculty Affairs, University of Houston
    Co-Chair, Talent and Workforce Development Working Group
    Term ends 2017

    Members:

    Venkat Bommisetty
    Chief Scientific Officer, NextGen Solar

    Tammie Borders
    Research Scientist, Idaho National Laboratory

    Larry Fillmer
    Executive Director, External Engagement and Support, Auburn University

    Kris Frady
    Director of Operations, Clemson University

    Charlie French
    Extension Associate Professor, University of New Hampshire

    Howard Grimes
    Director for Innovation in Industry Partnerships, Idaho National Laboratory

    Heather McWhorter
    Director, Small Business Development Center, Pennsylvania State University

    William Metcalf
    Senior Director, Research Development and Support, University of Louisville

    Eric Peterson
    Deputy Director, Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) CAES Research Partnerships Critical Materials Institute, Focus Area Lead, Efficient Use and Recycling, Idaho National Laboratory

    Kathay Rennels
    Associate Vice President of Engagement, Colorado State University

    Gale Spak
    Associate Vice President of Continuing and Distance Education, New Jersey Institute of Technology

    Dominick Stephenson
    Operations Manager at Industry Expansion Solutions, North Carolina State University

    Wayne Szafranski
    Assistant Vice Chancellor for Outreach and Economic Development, North Carolina A&T University

    Mary Walshok
    Associate Vice Chancellor, Public Programs and Dean, University Extension, University of California, San Diego

    Kathy Woodard
    Director, Planning and Research, Clemson University

  • Technology Transfer Evolution Working Group

    Julie Nagel
    Interim President of KU Innovation and Collaboration; Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of Kansas
    Co-Chair, Technology Transfer Evolution Working Group
    Term ends 2017

    Paul Roben
    Associate Vice Chancellor, Innovation and Technology Commercialization, University of California, San Diego
    Co-Chair, Technology Transfer Evolution Working Group
    Term ends 2017

    Members:

    Henry Artigues
    Director, External Partnerships and Economic Development, Florida International University

 

 

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