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APLU Welcomes Ten New Member Institutions

January 29, 2014–The past few months have brought ten new institutions into the APLU family. Last year, the APLU board approved the invitation of a select group of Canadian and Mexican universities to be APLU members. Several have now accepted.

The new members are:


  • California State University, Northridge
  • College of William & Mary
  • University of Massachusetts-Lowell
  • University of South Alabama


  • Queen’s University
  • University of Alberta
  • University of Calgary
  • University of Guelph
  • University of Saskatchewan


  • National Autonomous University of Mexico

“We are extremely excited to have these 10 institutions as APLU members. Each of these new members conducts significant levels of research and contributes in a wide array of positive ways to their state/territory and country,” APLU President Peter McPherson said. “For our international members, cooperation among the three countries had been increasing since the NAFTA agreement and many U.S. universities have extensive relationships with their Canadian and Mexican counterparts. Public universities in all three countries face common challenges in education, research, and other areas; are engines of economic development for their local areas; have increasing international student bodies; and are actively planning for the future. We look forward to having members of these Canadian and Mexican campuses, along with our new U.S. campuses, actively engaged in the work of our councils and commissions.”

APLU now represents 228 public research universities, land-grant institutions, state university systems, and related organizations. Founded in 1887, we are the nation’s oldest higher education association with member institutions in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, four U.S. territories, Canada, and Mexico. Annually, member campuses enroll 4.3 million undergraduates and 1.3 million graduate students, award 1.1 million degrees/credentials, employ over 1.3 million faculty and staff, and conduct more than $40 billion in university-based research.

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