Chancellor Harvey Perlman will help lead a new committee charged with developing a national agenda for public research intensive universities.
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities announced the creation of the Committee of Research Intensive Public Universities to advise the association on key initiatives and policies.
The committee will advise and help shape APLU’s efforts on research funding, indirect cost recovery, public access for publications, commercialization of technology and more.
“Without a doubt, the presidents and chancellors serving on this advisory committee will help shape APLU’s policy and programs on several key matters,” said Peter McPherson, APLU president. “Public research universities are facing unique challenges and this committee will serve as an important voice and resource as we shape the future of public higher education.”
The committee will be made up of 14 presidents/chancellors who will serve staggered two-year terms. Others higher-education leaders named to the group were Gene Block, UCLA; Phyllis Wise, University of Illinois; Michael Crow, Arizona State University; Mitch Daniels, Purdue University; Carol Folt, University of North Carolina; Judy Genshaft, University of South Florida; Bernadette Gray-Little, University of Kansas; Wallace Loh, University of Maryland; Jere Morehead, University of Georgia; William Powers Jr., University of Texas; Teresa Sullivan, University of Virginia Satish Tripathi, SUNY-Buffalo; and Michael Young, University of Washington.
APLU is a research, policy, and advocacy organization representing 218 public research universities, land-grant institutions, state university systems, and related organizations. Founded in 1887, APLU is the nation’s oldest higher education association with member institutions in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and four U.S. territories.
Annually, member campuses enroll more than 3.8 million undergraduates and 1.2 million graduate students, award more than 1 million degrees, employ nearly 1 million faculty and staff, and conduct more than $37 billion in university-based research.