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Members

Executive Committee Members

Leadership

Cinnamon Blair, Chair (2022-2023)
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
University of New Mexico

Robin Kaler, Chair-Elect (2022-2023)
Associate Chancellor for Public Affairs
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dana Topousis, Immediate Past-Chair (2019-2021)
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
University of California, Davis
 

Class of 2020-2022

Kamrhan Farwell (first term)
Vice Chancellor of Communications
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Michael Sandler (first term)
Vice President for Communication
University of Colorado System

Jackie Ostrowicki (second term)
Assistant Vice President for University Affairs & Director of Marketing and Strategic Communications
University of Nebraska

Nancy Paton (second term)
Vice President and Chief Communications and Marketing Officer
Indiana University

Tracy Vosburgh (first term)
Vice President of Communications and Marketing
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
 

Class of 2021-2023

Johnny Cruz (first term)
Associate Vice Chancellor & Chief Communications & Marketing Officer
University of California, Riverside

Keith Miles (first term)
Director, Office of Communications
Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU)

Robyn Merrick (first term)
Vice President of External Affairs
Southern University System

Dana Topousis (second term)
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
University of California, Davis

Jim Zook (first term)
Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
The University of Mississippi
 

Class of 2022-2024

Lisa Akchin (second term)
Associate Vice President, Engagement
University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Cinnamon Blair (second term)
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
University of New Mexico

Robin Kaler (second term)
Associate Chancellor for Public Affairs
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Sharon Martin (second term)
Vice President for University Relations and Enrollment Management
West Virginia University

Ryan Piurek (second term)
Assistant Vice President of Presidential Communications and Special Projects
Indiana University
 

Liaisons

Council on Governmental Affairs
Lauren Brookmeyer
Assistant Vice President for Federal Relations
Stony Brook University 
 

Ex-Officio Members

Jeff Lieberson
Vice President, Public Affairs
APLU

David Edelson
Assistant Vice President, Public Affairs
APLU