APLU's Commission on Economic and Community Engagement is led by an Executive Committee comprised of senior university economic and community engagement leaders as well as presidents, provosts, vice-presidents for research, Cooperative Extension directors, and other senior administrators from APLU member institutions across North America.
Executive Committee members lead short- and long-term projects while working with APLU's Office of Economic Development and Community Engagement to help shape the direction of the Commission, including the program for the CECE Summer Meeting and CECE's agenda at the APLU Annual Meeting. As indicated in the operational guidelines, the Executive Committee is led by a presidential chair, two vice-chairs for economic and community engagement and a presidential chair-elect. Executive Committee members serve a three-year term. Applications for Executive Committee positions are accepted annually.