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Members

ACOP

The Academic Programs Committee on Organization and Policy (ACOP) is the executive committee of the Academic Programs Section. It is made up of the individuals listed below with the exception of the regional chair-elects.

Officers

Chair

Anna Ball
Associate Dean for Academic Programs Section
College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Chair-Elect

Scott Willard
Dean and Director
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Mississippi State University

Secretary

Claus Tittiger
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
College of Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Natural Resources
University of Nevada, Reno

Past Chair

Joe Sullivan
Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Programs
College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
University of Maryland

Regional Representatives

1890 Institutions’ Representative

De’Etra Young
Associate Dean of Academics and Land-grant Programs
Tennessee State University

North Central Chair

Carmen Bain
Associate Dean
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Iowa State University

North Central Chair-Elect

Vacant

Northeast Regional Chair

Becky Sartini
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
College of Environment and Life Sciences
University of Rhode Island

Southern Region Chair

Amy Wright
Associate Dean for Instruction
College of Agriculture
Auburn University

Southern Region Chair-Elect

De’Etra Young
Associate Dean of Academics and Land-grant Programs
Tennessee State University

Western Region Chair

Don Conner
Associate Dean and Director of Academic Programs
New Mexico State University

Western Region Chair-Elect

Vacant

Additional Representatives

NARRU Representative

Cindy Akers
Assistant Dean for Academic and Student Programs
College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources
Texas Tech University

Policy Board of Directors Representative

Susan Sumner
Associate Dean, Academic Programs
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Virginia Tech

Policy Board of Directors Alternate Representative

Bryan Garton
Senior Associate Dean, Academic Programs
College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
University of Missouri

Budget and Advocacy Committee Representative

Tiffany Heng-Moss
Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Alternate: Scott Willard, Mississippi State University

Committee on Legislation and Policy

Joe Broder
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
University of Georgia

APS Representative to the BAA Climate Change Initiative

John Stier
Associate Dean, Academic Programs
Herbert College of Agriculture Administration
University of Tennessee

Liaisons

Bd. On Human Sciences Liaison

Lise Youngblade
Dean, College of Health and Human Sciences
Colorado State University

CARET Liaison

Eric Hinson
CARET

Ex-Officio

Wendy Fink
Executive Director of the BAA Academic Programs Section and
Assistant Vice President of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources

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