September 24, 2018
Washington, DC — Recognizing visionary leadership and diversity in educational programming, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), Cooperative Extension, and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced that Lesia Oesterreich from Iowa State University will receive the 2018 Excellence in Extension Award and Ronald Cox, Jr. from Oklahoma State University will receive the National Extension Diversity Award. Both awards, along with Regional Excellence in Extension Awards, will be presented at a ceremony on November 11 in New Orleans, Louisiana during APLU’s 131st Annual Meeting.
September 20, 2018
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Board on Human Sciences (BoHS) today announced four outstanding individuals will be honored with its 2018 Board on Human Sciences Awards. The annual honors are presented to national leaders working to advance human sciences in higher education. The awards will be presented at the APLU Annual Meeting on November 12, 2018.
September 14, 2018
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson last night submitted formal comments to the U.S. Department of Education in responses to its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on Gainful Employment (GE). APLU strongly opposes the complete elimination of GE and urges the Department to instead work to address legitimate concerns regarding the rule, such as institutional reporting burden, while retaining essential accountability.
September 14, 2018
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the deal a House-Senate conference committee reached on a final version of the Fiscal Year 2019 Labor-HHS-Education bill.
September 13, 2018
Washington, DC – As public universities aim to develop new strategies to improve student success, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) today announced grants to eight public universities supporting the piloting and scaling of university-community partnerships focused on advancing student success. The grants, known as Collaborative Opportunity Grants, are supported with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and will support the institutions’ efforts to leverage community partnerships as a means of improving students’ access to, success in, and completion of college.