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November 7, 2012 — More than 1,000 higher education leaders are expected to attend the 125th A۰P۰L۰U Annual Meeting beginning Sunday at the Hyatt Regency in Denver, CO. With the myriad challenges facing public higher education, it has never been more important for university officials to come together and discuss strategies for the future.
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The 2012 Annual Meeting also marks two important milestones. First is the culmination of the Association’s year-long observance of the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln signing the Morrill Act in 1862, establishing the land-grant system of colleges, the basis for the nation's public university system. Second, it will also celebrate the 125th anniversary of A۰P۰L۰U's founding, the nation's oldest higher education association.
Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates will deliver this year's keynote address during Sunday afternoon's Opening Session. Before being named as Secretary of Defense in 2006, Gates served as president of Texas A&M University. He currently serves as chancellor of the College of William and Mary.
Montana State University President Waded Cruzado will deliver the Seaman A. Knapp lecture. The Knapp Lecture is one of three rotating lectures presented by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture and APLU honoring three historic land-grant university figures: Knapp, Justin Smith Morrill, and William Henry Hatch.
University of Texas El Paso President Diana Natalicio will deliver the biennial George Washington Carver Distinguished Lectureship. The Carver Lecture was established to honor one of the nation’s most eminent agricultural scientists, who as an African American, overcame many barriers to become a distinguished researcher, scholar and teacher.
During the Closing session, federal budget expert Barry Anderson, deputy director of the National Governors Association and longtime deputy director of the Congressional Budget Office and director of the Budgeting and Public Expenditures Division of the OECD, will present on sequestration and the federal fiscal cliff the potential impact on federal funding for research and student financial aid programs. A response will be offered by William Hoagland, senior vice president, Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) and former director of budget and appropriations, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, M.D., and staff director, Senate Budget Committee, and Doug Roberts, director of the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research at Michigan State University and former Treasurer of the State of Michigan.
Additional sessions of interest include:
APLU members, still interested in attending the meeting, can register on site. The fee is $675 for members and $880 for non-members.
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