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2021 BAA Policy Board of Directors

(Expiration of Term follows name)


Thomas G. Coon (2022)
Vice President, Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
Oklahoma State University

Alternate:  Cathann A. Kress, The Ohio State University




Ernie Minton (2022)
Dean, College of Agriculture
Kansas State University


Alternate: Karl Martin, University of Wisconsin-Madison



Academic Programs Section

susan sumner
Susan S. Sumner (2021)
Associate Dean, Academic Programs
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Alternate:  Bryan L. Garton, University of Missouri, Columbia

Cooperative Extension Section

Michelle S. Rodgers (2021)
Associate Dean and Director of Cooperative Extension
University of Delaware

Alternate:  Wendy Powers, University of California


Experiment Station Section


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Mark McGuire (2022)
Director, Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station
University of Idaho

Alternate:  Martin "Marty" Draper, Kansas State University

International Agriculture Section

John R. Vreyens (2023 reappointed)
Director, Global Initiatives
University of Minnesota Extension

Alternate:  J. José Cisneros, North Carolina State University

1890 Land-Grant Universities

Carolyn J. Williams (2021)
Associate Administrator, Cooperative Extension
Prairie View A&M University

Alternate:  Vernon L. Jones, Langston University


1994 Land-Grant Universities

 Stephen R. Yanni, Bay Mills Community College

APLU Non-Land-Grant Universities


Alternate:  Karen L. Jones, 
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale


Insular/Territorial Institutions

Lee S. Yudin (2020)
Dean and Professor, College of Natural and Applied Sciences
University of the Guam

Alternate: Thomas W. Zimmerman, University of the Virgin Islands

APLU (ex officio)

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

Meetings & Events Events

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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.