BAA Policy Board of Directors

The Policy Board of Directors (PBD) of the Board on Agriculture Assembly (BAA) takes appropriate action on key matters affecting the interests of the member institutions and of the Assembly and is responsible to APLU for the management of Assembly affairs. 


  Orlando F. McMeans (2021)
  Vice President for Research and Public Service
  West Virginia State University



  Thomas G. Coon (2023)

  Vice President, Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  Oklahoma State University

Academic Programs Section

  R. Elaine Turner (2019)
  Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
  University of Florida

Cooperative Extension Section

  Michelle S. Rodgers (2019)
  Associate Dean and Director of Cooperative Extension
  University of Delaware

Experiment Station Section

  Gary A. Thompson (2018)
  Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education and Director, Agricultural Experiment      Station
  The Pennsylvania State University

International Agriculture Section

  John R. Vreyens (2020)
Director, Global Initiatives
  University of Minnesota Extension

1890 Land-Grant Universities
  Mark Latimore, Jr. (2019)
  Director of Land-Grant Programs and Extension Administrator
  Fort Valley State University

1994 Land-Grant Universities

  Stephen R. Yanni (2019)
  Land-Grant Director
  Bay Mills Community College


APLU Non-Land-Grant Universities 

  Cindy L. Akers (2019)
  Associate Dean, Academic and Student Affairs and Professor, Agricultural Communications

  Texas Tech University

Insular/Territorial Institutions

  Lee S. Yudin (2020)
Dean and Professor, College of Natural and Applied Sciences
  University of the Guam

APLU (ex officio)

  Douglas L. Steele
  Vice President for Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources
  Association of Public and Land-grant Universities


  Eddie G. Gouge
  Senior Associate Director, Federal Relations – Food and Agricultural Sciences and Executive    Director, CARET and the Board on Human Sciences, Inc.
  Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

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