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Board of Directors

Executive Committee

President,
Montana State University
CHAIR
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Chancellor, University
of Wisconsin-Madison
CHAIR-ELECT
Robert Jones
Chancellor,
University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign
PAST-CHAIR
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Chancellor,
University of California, Davis
CHAIR, COUNCIL OF
PRESIDENTS
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President,
University of Florida
SECRETARY, COUNCIL OF
PRESIDENTS

Council Representatives 

Makola Abdullah
President,
Virginia State University
COUNCIL OF 1890
UNIVERSITIES
Term Ends 2021
Monica Rao
Eleni Assanis
University of Delaware
COUNCIL OF PRESIDENTS'
& CHANCELLORS'
SPOUSES/PARTNERS
Term Ends 2021
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Jonathan Wickert
Senior Vice President
and Provost, Iowa State
University


COUNCIL ON ACADEMIC
AFFAIRS
Alex Krigstein
Deputy Director of
Federal Government
Relations, University of
Florida
COUNCIL ON
GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS
Term Ends 2021
Sandra Brown
Vice President for
Research,
 Washington State
University
COUNCIL ON RESEARCH
Term Ends 2021
Dana Topousis
Chief Marketing and
C
ommunications Officer,
University of California, Davis
COUNCIL ON STRATEGIC
COMMUNICATIONS
Term Ends 2021
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Vice President and Associate
Provost for Student Affairs
and Services
COUNCIL ON STUDENT
AFFAIRS
Term Ends 2021

Commission Representatives

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President, Virginia
Commonwealth University
COALITION OF URBAN
SERVING UNIVERSITIES
Term Ends 2021
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President, University at 
Albany, SUNY
COMMISSION ON ACCESS, 
DIVERSITY & EXCELLENCE
Term Ends 2022
Patrick Gallagher
President, University of
Pittsburgh
COMMISSION ON
ECONOMIC & COMMUNITY
ENGAGEMENT
Term Ends 2021
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Associate Vice President for
External Affairs
COMMISSION ON
ECONOMIC & COMMUNITY
ENGAGEMENT
Term Ends 2021
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
Rita Cheng
President,
Northern Arizona University
COMMISSION ON
INFORMATION,
MEASUREMENT, &
ANALYSIS
Term Ends 2021
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Jonathan Pruitt
Chief Operating Officer, 
University of North Carolina
System
CIMA-COMMITTEE ON
BUSINESS AFFAIRS
Term Ends 2021
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
Susan Cole
President, Montclair State
University
AT-LARGE MEMBER
Term Ends 2022
Joan Ferrini-Mundy
President, University of
Maine
AT-LARGE MEMBER
Term Ends 2023
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
Sam Stanley
President, Michigan State
University
AT-LARGE MEMBER
Term Ends 2021