Wendy Fink
Executive Director, Academic Programs Section & Assistant Vice President, Food, Agriculture & Natural Resources (FANR)

NARRU Board of Directors



Brian Parr
Murray State University

President Elect

Jim Prince
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo


Jessica Carter
Middle Tennessee State University


Rod Barr
Northwest Missouri State University

Past President

Mike Salisbury
Angelo State University

At Large Directors (First Year)

Donald Kennedy
Arkansas State University

Eric Brevik
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

At Large Directors (Second Year)

Rob Rhykerd
Illinois State University

Todd Winters
University of Tennessee at Martin



Dale Gallenberg
University of Wisconsin – River Falls


Gary Webb
Missouri State University

Awards and Special Projects

Fanson Kidwaro
Illinois State University

Communication & Marketing

Brian Parr
Murray State University


APLU Representatives

Wendy Fink
Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

NARRU Representative to APS

Cindy Akers
Texas Tech University

APLU Board on Agriculture Assembly Policy Board of Directors; APS Program Committee; ACOP Representative

Karen Jones
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

APLU Board on Agriculture Assembly, Budget and Advocacy Committee

John Greathouse
Northwest Missouri State University

APLU Board on Agriculture Assembly, Committee on Legislation and Policy

Tony Brannon
Murray State University

NAREEEAB Representative

Annette Levi
Fresno State University

FAEIS Representative

Bonnie Warnock
Sul Ross State University

Rod Barr
Northwest Missouri State University


Jim Prince
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo


Mark Kistler
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

ACOP, APS Representative to NARRU

Joe Sullivan
University of Maryland

USDA NIFA Representative

Peter Motavalli and Venu (Kal) Kalavacharla

Featured Project & Initiative

The Data Literacy Institute – a partnership between APLU and the Association for Institutional Research with funding from Ascendium – brings together cross-departmental teams from 11 Powered by Publics institutions from Cluster 14 to engage in training that enhance their use of data to improve equitable student outcomes. In May 2022, Powered by Publics held […]

Featured Project & Initiative

Powered by Publics is convening nearly 125 change-ready institutions within 16 “transformation clusters” focused on solving different pieces of the student success puzzle. Participating institutions are working collaboratively to increase college access, eliminate the achievement gap, and award hundreds of thousands more degrees by 2025.