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Members

2023 COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION AND POLICY

VOTING MEMBERS

Chair
Marshall Stewart
Vice Chancellor of Extension and Engagement
University of Missouri

Academic Program Section
Josef M. Broder
Associate Dean for Academic Programs
University of Georgia

Cooperative Extension Section 
A. Richard Bonanno
Associate Dean and Director of Cooperative Extension
North Carolina State University

Experiment Station Section
J. Ernest Minton
Dean, College of Agriculture and 
  Director, K-State Research and Extension
Kansas State University

International Agriculture Section
Sundararam Gunnsekaram
Director,  College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Madison

1890 Research
Vernon L. Jones
Associate Professor
Langston University

1890 Extension
Mark Latimore, Jr.
Extension Administrator and Assistant Vice President, Land-Grant Affairs
Fort Valley State University

1994 Institutions
John L. Phillips
Land-Grant Program Director
American Indian Higher Education Consortium

Insular/Territorial Institutions
Lee S. Yudin
Dean and Director
University of Guam

APLU Non-Land-Grant Institutions
Tony L. Brannon
Dean, Huston School of Agriculture
Murray State University

Board on Human Sciences
Laura F. Stephenson
Associate Dean and Director of Extension
University of Kentucky

Section on Forestry Resources
W. Dale Greene
Dean, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
University of Georgia

Board on Veterinary Medicine
Michael D. Lairmore
Dean and Distinguished Professor, School of Veterinary Medicine
University of California - Davis

Council for Agricultural Research, Extension and Teaching
Jake Tibbitts
Nevada

NON-VOTING MEMBERS

BAA Budget and Advocacy Committee Liaison
Craig A. Beyrouty
Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
University of Maryland, College Park

BAA Policy Board of Directors Liaison
Mark Latimore, Jr.
Extension Administrator and Assistant Vice President, Land-Grant Affairs
Fort Valley State University

APLU Council on Governmental Affairs Liaison 
John A. Latini
Director of Federal Relations
The Pennsylvania State University

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS

Douglas L. Steele
Vice President, Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources
Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

Eddie G. Gouge
Senior Director -- Food and Agricultural Sciences,
Executive Director, Council for Agricultural, Research, Extension, and Teaching,
and Executive Director, Board on Human Sciences
Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

Caroline E. Crocoll
Executive Director, Extension and Outreach
Cooperative Extension

Wendy Fink
Director, Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources
and Executive Director, Academic Programs Section
Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

Caron Gala
Director of Government Affairs, Agriculture and International Development
Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

Florencia Drumwright
Associate, Board on Human Sciences, CARET, and Cooperative Extension
Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

C. Randall Nuckolls (Forestry)
Washington Counsel
The University of Georgia

Alton Thompson
Regional Research Director
Association of 1890 Research Directors

Richard C. Rhodes, III
Executive Director
Northeastern Regional Association of State Agricultural Experiment Station Directors

Jeff S. Jacobsen
Executive Director
North Central Regional Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors

Eric Young
Executive Director
Southern Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors

Bret W. Hess
Executive Director
Western Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors

Albert E. Essel
Executive Director
Association of 1890 Extension Directors

Ali Mitchell
Executive Director
Northeast Extension Directors' Association

Robin A. Shepard
Executive Director
North Central Cooperative Extension Association

Ronald A. Brown
Executive Director
Association of Southern Region Extension Directors

Lyla Houglum
Executive Director
Western Extension Directors' Association

Vernie Hubert
Senior Vice President
Cornerstone Government Affairs

Hunt Shipman
Principal and Director
Cornerstone Government Affairs

Jim Richards
Principal and Director
Cornerstone Government Affairs

Maggie Earle
Senior Associate
Cornerstone Government Affairs



 

Meetings & Events Events

 

Jul
20
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
This will be a Zoom meeting.
Jul
20
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
This will be a Zoom conference.

Featured Project & Initiative

 

Three university of idaho students doing field research in a meadow
Agriculture, Human Sciences & Natural Resources
APLU's Board on Natural Resources and Board on Oceans, Atmosphere, and Climate authored the Science, Education, and Outreach Roadmap for Natural Resources to provide guidance for policy makers in strategic planning and investment.

Featured Project & Initiative

 

Student testing chemicals in a lab
Agriculture, Human Sciences & Natural Resources
Iowa State University will establish and host a new national Institute for Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education. APLU and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) chose Iowa State to lead the institute, which is designed to foster and coordinate research and education activities using a One Health approach to comprehensively tackle the AMR problem.