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Board of Directors

Executive Committee

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Chancellor, 
University of Wisconsin-
Madison
CHAIR
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Chancellor,
University of California, Davis
CHAIR-ELECT
President,
Montana State University
PAST-CHAIR
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President,
University of Florida
CHAIR, COUNCIL OF
PRESIDENTS
Makola Abdullah
President,
Virginia State University
SECRETARY, COUNCIL OF
PRESIDENTS

Council Representatives 

Paul Jones
President,
Fort Valley State University
COUNCIL OF 1890
UNIVERSITIES
Term Ends 2023 
Monica Rao
Appointment
Coming Soon
COUNCIL OF PRESIDENTS'
& CHANCELLORS'
SPOUSES/PARTNERS
Jonathan Wickert
Senior Vice President
and Provost,
Iowa State University


COUNCIL ON ACADEMIC
AFFAIRS
Term Ends 2022 
Glynda Becker-Fenter
Vice President for Federal 
Engagement & Advocacy
and 
Executive Director of 
WSU DC,
Washington State University
COUNCIL ON
GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS
Term Ends 2022
Roger Wakimoto
Vice Chancellor for
Research,
University of California,
Los Angeles
COUNCIL ON RESEARCH
Term Ends 2022
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Chief Marketing and
Communications Officer,
University of New Mexico
COUNCIL ON STRATEGIC
COMMUNICATIONS
Term Ends 2023
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Interim Vice Chancellor for
Student Affairs and
Enrollment Management
The City University of
New York (CUNY)
COUNCIL ON STUDENT
AFFAIRS
Term Ends 2022

Commission Representatives

Roy Wilson
President,
Wayne State University
COALITION OF URBAN
SERVING UNIVERSITIES
Term Ends 2022
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President, University at 
Albany, SUNY
COMMISSION ON ACCESS, 
DIVERSITY & EXCELLENCE
Term Ends 2022
Joan Gabel
President,
University of Minnesota
COMMISSION ON
ECONOMIC & COMMUNITY
ENGAGEMENT
Term Ends 2023
Sharon Paynter
Assistant Vice Chancellor for
Community Engagement,
East Carolina University
COMMISSION ON
ECONOMIC & COMMUNITY
ENGAGEMENT
Term Ends 2023
Noelle Cockett
President, Utah State
University
COMMISSION ON FOOD, 
ENVIRONMENT, &
RENEWABLE RESOURCES
Term Ends 2022
Tom Coon
Vice President, Dean and 
Director, agricultural Sciences
and Natural Resources, 
Oklahoma State University
CFERR-BOARD ON
AGRICULTURE ASSEMBLY
Terms Ends 2022
Lisa Freeman
President,
Northern Illinois University
COMMISSION ON
INFORMATION,
MEASUREMENT, &
ANALYSIS
Term Ends 2023
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Jonathan Pruitt
Executive Vice Chancellor
for Business Administration, 
University of Texas System
AUDIT COMMITTEE CHAIR
Term Ends 2023
Waded Cruzado
President, University of
Texas San Antonio
COMMISSION ON
INTERNATIONAL
INITIATIVES
Term Ends 2022

At-Large Members

Mun Choi
President, University of
Missouri System
AT-LARGE MEMBER
Terms Ends 2022
Joan Ferrini-Mundy
President, University of
Maine
AT-LARGE MEMBER
Term Ends 2023
Mihcelle Marks
Chancellor, University
of Colorado Denver
AT-LARGE MEMBER
Term Ends 2024
Meehan
University of Massachusetts
System
AT-LARGE MEMBER
Term Ends 2022
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President, California State
University, Sacramento 
AT-LARGE MEMBER
Term Ends 2022
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President & Vice Chancellor
University of British
Columbia 
AT-LARGE MEMBER
Term Ends 2023
Brian Sandoval
Brian Sandoval
President, University of 
Nevada, Reno
AT-LARGE MEMBER
Term Ends 2024