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Members
Jim Woodell, Ph.D.
Vice President for Economic Development and Community Engagement
202-478-6044
 
Shalin R. Jyotishi
Associate, Economic Development and Community Engagement
202-478-6096

Milan Ephraim
Program Assistant, Economic Development & Community Engagement
202-478-6062
mephraim@aplu.org

CICEP Leadership

The Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness and Economic Prosperity (CICEP) is convened by APLU's Office of Economic Development & Community Engagement and comprised of various member-driven leadership committees. These committees undertake projects and initiatives that advance the practice, study and communication of university-based economic development and engagement through the sharing of best practices, by producing reports, tools and position statements, convening meetings and other efforts. CICEP serves as a vehicle for leaders of APLU member institutions to collectively study and address the most pressing challenges and areas of opportunities facing public research universities in the realm of university economic engagement. 

CICEP Chair & Secretary 

View the full list of current and past CICEP Chairs and Secretaries

CICEP Chair 2017-2019
President
Pennsylvania State University
CICEP Secretary 2015-2018
Assistant Vice President
Indiana University
  • Executive Committee

    Eric J. Barron
    President, Pennsylvania State University
    Chair
    Term ends 2019

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

    Pradeep K. Khosla
    Chancellor, University of California, San Diego
    Past Chair
    Term ends 2018

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    Henry Artigues
    Director, External Partnerships & Economic Development, Florida International University
    Member at-Large
    Term ends 2018

    Christi Bell
    Associate Vice Provost and Executive Director, UAA Business Enterprise Institute, University of Alaska - Anchorage
    Co-Chair, CICEP-CEO Talent and Workforce Development Working Group
    Term ends 2018

    Mark Clarke
    Associate Provost, Faculty Development and Faculty Affairs, University of Houston
    Co-Chair, Talent and Workforce Development Working Group
    Term ends 2018

    James P. Clements
    President, Clemson University
    Presidents' / Chancellors' Representative
    Term ends 2018

    Duane Dunlap
    Professor, School of Engineering Technology, Purdue University
    Co-Chair, IEP Universities Steering Committee
    Term ends 2018

    Larry Fillmer
    Executive Director, External Engagement and Support, Auburn University
    Member at-Large
    Term ends 2019

    Cece Gassner
    Director, Economic Development, Boise State University
    Co-Chair, IEP Universities Learning Exchange Subcommittee
    Term ends 2018

    Kent Glasscock
    President, Kansas State University Institute for Commercialization
    Co-Chair, Strategic Communications Committee
    Term ends 2018

    C. Emily Gresham
    Assistant Vice President of Research, Florida International University
    Co-Chair, Meeting Planning Committee
    Term ends 2019

    Laura Holmes
    Assistant Director of Entrepreneurship & Innovation Partnerships , Binghamton University, SUNY
    Co-Chair, Meeting Planning Committee 
    Term ends 2020

    Lloyd Jacobs
    President Emeritus, University of Toledo
    Member at-Large
    Term ends 2018

    Eugene Krentsel
    Associate Vice President, Research and Innovation, University of Louisville
    Member at-Large
    Term ends 2018

    Mark David Land
    Vice President of University Relations, Clemson University
    Co-Chair CICEP Strategic Communication Committee
    LIASON from APLU Council on Strategic Communications (CSC)
    Term ends 2018

    Heather McWhorter
    Regional Director, Small Business &Technology Development Center, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
    Member at-Large
    Term ends 2018

    Paula Mills
    Project Manager, Colorado State University
    Co-Chair, IEP Universities Awards Subcommittee
    Term ends 2018

    Afroze Mohammed
    Associate Director, Strategic Alliances, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
    Co-Chair, Partnerships and Revenue Working Group
    Term ends 2018

    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 2018

    Julie Nagel
    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 2018

    Duane Nellis
    President, Ohio University
    Presidents' / Chancellors' Representative
    Term ends 2018

    Dushyant Pathak
    Associate Vice Chancellor of Research, University of California, Davis
    Co-Chair, IEP Universities Designation Subcommittee
    Term ends 2018

    Paul Roben
    Associate Vice Chancellor, Innovation and Technology Commercialization, University of California, San Diego
    Member at-Large
    Term ends 2018

    Per Stromhaug
    Assistant Vice President, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, Binghamton University
    Co-Chair, IEP Universities Designation Subcommittee
    Term ends 2018

    Wayne Szafranski
    Assistant Vice Chancellor, Outreach and Economic Development, North Carolina A&T State University
    Member at-Large
    Term ends 2018

    Jeffrey Vitter
    Chancellor, University of Mississippi
    Presidents' / Chancellors' Representative
    Term ends 2018

    Janet Weisenberger
    Associate Vice President, Research Administration, The Ohio State University
    Co-Chair, Member Development and Nominating Committee
    Term ends 2018

    James Weyhenmeyer
    Vice President for Research and Economic Development, Georgia State University
    LIAISON, APLU Council on Research
    Term ends 2018

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

    Amanda Wintersteen
    Director of Federal Relations, Pennsylvania State University
    Co-Chair, Public Policy Working Group
    Term ends 2018

    Chad E. Wootton    
    Associate Vice President, External Affairs, Texas A&M University
    LIAISON, APLU Council on Engagement & Outreach (ex-officio)
    Term ends 2018

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

    Shalin Jyotishi
    Associate, Economic Development and Community Engagement
    APLU STAFF
    Permanent

  • Advisory Board

    Jeffrey Alexander
    Senior Manager, Innovation Policy, RTI International
    Term ends 2019

    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

    Rachel Jagoda Brunette
    Program Officer, The Lemelson Foundation
    Term ends 2018

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

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

    Tim Hindes
    Executive Director, University Economic Development Association
    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

    Linda Kawano
    Principal and Founder, GroupOptima
    Term ends 2017

    Khanjan Mehta
    Vice Provost for Creative Inquiry and Director of Mountaintop Initiative, Lehigh University
    Term ends 2018

    Chris Mustain
    Vice President, Council on Competitiveness
    Term ends 2017

    Jennifer Ozawa
    Innovation Director, TEConomy Partners LLC
    Term ends 2019

    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

    Carol Stewart
    Chief Executive Officer, Association of University Research Parks
    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


     

Featured Project & Initiative

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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.