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  • APLU Report: Despite Recent Gains, Increasing African American & Hispanic Degrees in Engineering Seen as Key to Filling Employment Needs in High Tech Fields

    Washington, DC – Despite significant gains in recent years, not enough African American and Hispanic students are earning engineering degrees in the United States to fill the growing demand for high tech workers, according to a new report released today from APLU. The publication, which pulled data from the 2010-11 to 2015-16 academic years, is […]

  • APLU Statement on Trump Administration’s FY 2019 Budget Proposal

    Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget proposal.

  • APLU Urges Congressional Leaders to Protect Key Higher Ed Provisions in Final Tax Bill

    Washington, DC – As the House and Senate move toward a conference committee to reconcile differences in their versions of the tax legislation, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today sent the following letter to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, Ranking Member Richard Neal, Senate Finance Committee Chairman […]

  • APLU Looks Forward to Congressional HBCU Conference & Advancing Legislative Action

    Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today issued the following statement regarding tomorrow’s congressional convening of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) on Capitol Hill. The association’s membership includes 23 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), of which 21 are land-grant institutions (19 under the 1890 Morrill Act, […]

  • APLU Hosts 2016 HBCU Summit

    Washington, DC – As part of its ongoing effort to promote access, student success and degree completion, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) hosted and convened the 2016 HBCU Summit in Atlanta, Georgia on June 15 – 17. The theme for this year’s meeting was I3 Matters: (De) coding Student Success using Non-cognitive […]

  • APLU Names Dr. Eugene L. Anderson as Vice President for its Office of Access and Success

    Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced that Dr. Eugene L. Anderson has been named as its new Vice President for the Office of Access and Success. Dr. Anderson will support the work of the Council of 1890 Universities, the Commission on Access, Diversity, and Excellence (CADE) and contribute […]

  • APLU Announces Winners of the 1890 Universities’ Teaching, Research and Innovation Awards

    Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ (APLU) Council of 1890 Universities this week named the 2015 recipients of its 1890 Teaching, Research and Innovation Awards. Now in its third year, the annual honors recognize advances in teaching, research and innovation on 1890 university campuses and encourage further advancement and development in […]

  • APLU Names Inaugural Recipients of the 1890 Universities Career Exemplar Awards, Celebrates the 125th Anniversary of the Second Morrill Act

    Indianapolis, IN – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named 19 recipients of its inaugural 1890 Universities Career Exemplar Awards. The recipients, distinguished alumni representing each of the 19 historically black land-grant universities, have achieved excellence in navigating their career pathway and providing mentorship to other traditionally underrepresented students pursuing similar career […]

  • APLU Names Inaugural Recipients of the 1890 Universities Career Exemplar Awards, Celebrates the 125th Anniversary of the Second Morrill Act

    Indianapolis, IN – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named 19 recipients of its inaugural 1890 Universities Career Exemplar Awards. The recipients, distinguished alumni representing each of the 19 historically black land-grant universities, have achieved excellence in navigating their career pathway and providing mentorship to other traditionally underrepresented students pursuing similar career […]

  • Senate Designates August 30 as ‘1890 Land-Grant Institutions Quasquicentennial Recognition Day’

    Washington, DC — The United States Senate passed a resolution this week designating August 30, 2015 as “1890 Land-Grant Institutions Quasquicentennial Recognition Day.” The resolution, which Senator John Boozman (R-AK) and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) led, recognizes the legacy of the Morrill Act of 1890, which helped establish public universities accessible to African Americans in […]

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