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News: 2015

November 17, 2015
Indianapolis, IN — At its 128th Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named Morgan State University the winner of its 2015 Project Degree Completion Award. The annual award identifies and honors institutions that employ innovative methods or programs to increase retention and graduation outcomes and/or close achievement gaps for all students or specific groups of students. Morgan State will receive a $15,000 prize to help expand and magnify its successful retention and degree completion efforts.
November 17, 2015
Indianapolis, IN – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named winners of its fourth annual Innovation & Economic Prosperity (IEP) University Awards. The winners — Clemson University, the University of Minnesota, Auburn University and the University of Maryland — competed in four different categories that recognize different components of economic engagement. The categories are talent, innovation, place and connections. The awards, which honor public universities actively engaged in and promoting regional economic development, were awarded on the final day of the APLU Annual Meeting now underway in Indianapolis, Indiana.
November 17, 2015
Indianapolis, IN – Portland State University and Florida International University today won a combined $165,000 in grants to expand the reach of their innovative student advising effort success efforts. The schools were the winners of the University Pitch Challenge at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities Annual Meeting in Indianapolis.
November 17, 2015
In recognition of extraordinary community outreach, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named San José State University (SJSU) the winner of the 2015 C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award. The Magrath Award was presented at the APLU Annual Meeting, now underway in Indianapolis, IN.
November 16, 2015
Indianapolis, IN – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced its 2016 Board of Directors. At a ceremony during the association’s 128th Annual Meeting, University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little became Chair of the Board, taking over for Clemson University President James P. Clements. The Board of Directors provides oversight and direction for APLU’s work and is charged with setting membership and governing policies for the association. Board members work to make public institutions of higher education more effective in delivering high quality and affordable higher education alongside cutting-edge research and robust community and economic engagement.