BAA Policy Board of Directors

(Expiration of Term follows name)



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

Alternate: Vacant

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: Amy Wright, Auburn University

Cooperative Extension Section


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

Alternate: Quentin Tyler, Michigan State University

Experiment Station Section

Mark McGuire headshot

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

Alternate: Martin “Marty” Draper, Kansas State University

International Agriculture Section

Jennifer Kushner

Jennifer Kushner
Interim Director, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) Global
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Alternate: J. José Cisneros, North Carolina State University

1890 Land-Grant Universities

Vonda Richardson

Vonda Richardson
Extension Administrator, Cooperative Extension Program
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU)

Alternate: Vernon L. Jones, Langston University

1994 Land-Grant Universities

Steve Yanni

Stephen R. Yanni
Land Grant Director & Accreditation Liaison Officer
Bay Mills Community College

APLU Non-Land-Grant Universities

Fanson Kidwaro

Fanson Kidwaro
Chair, Department of Agriculture
College of Applied Science and Technology
Illinois State University

Alternate: Vacant

Insular/Territorial Institutions

Raul Macciavelli

Raúl E. Macchiavelli
Dean and Director
College of Agricultural Sciences
University of Puerto Rico

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

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