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April 21, 2022
Washington, DC – APLU today announced that Mark P. Becker, former president of Georgia State University and lifelong champion of equity and student success, will serve as the next president of the association, effective September 1, 2022. Becker will succeed Peter McPherson, who announced last year that he would retire after more than 16 years as president.
January 31, 2022
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today issued the following statement regarding bomb threats against HBCUs in recent weeks.
November 17, 2021
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced its 2022 Board of Directors. At a ceremony during the association’s 134th Annual Meeting, University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank became Chair of the Board, succeeding Montana State University President Waded Cruzado.
November 10, 2021
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today announced plans to retire in September 2022 as the leader of the nation’s oldest higher education association after more than 16 years at its helm. Since becoming president of APLU in January 2006, McPherson has grown and strengthened the association’s membership – helping cultivate a vibrant and collaborative public higher education community. He has overseen the expansion of a sophisticated federal advocacy arm, and more than doubled the size of the association’s staff to work in partnership with member institutions on innovative projects aimed at helping them better serve students, communities, their states, the nation, and the world.
April 20, 2021
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the conviction of Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd.
January 20, 2021
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement praising the series of Executive Orders that President Biden is scheduled to sign on his first day in office.
January 14, 2021
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities President Peter McPherson tonight released a statement on President-elect Biden’s proposed COVID-19 relief package.
January 6, 2021
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding President Trump and the violent group that stormed the U.S. Capitol Building.
November 11, 2020
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced its 2021 Board of Directors. At a ceremony during the association’s 133rd Annual Meeting, Montana State University President Waded Cruzado became Chair of the Board, taking over for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Robert Jones.
November 9, 2020
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and how public universities stand ready to work with them to address the many challenges and opportunities facing the nation.