Sullivan Selected to Serve on Committee of Research-Intensive Public Universities


Teresa A. Sullivan, president of the University of Virginia, will help lead a 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 the association’s efforts on research funding, indirect cost recovery, public access for publications, commercialization of technology and other issues.

“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, president of the association. “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 composed of 14 presidents and chancellors who will serve staggered two-year terms. They are:

  • Gene Block, University of California, Los Angeles (Chair)
  • Phyllis Wise, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Vice Chair)
  • Michael Crow, Arizona State University
  • Mitch Daniels, Purdue University
  • Carol Folt, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Judy Genshaft, University of South Florida
  • Bernadette Gray-Little, University of Kansas
  • Wallace Loh, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Jere Morehead, University of Georgia
  • Harvey Perlman, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • William Powers, Jr., University of Texas at Austin
  • Teresa A. Sullivan, University of Virginia
  • Satish Tripathi, University at Buffalo, SUNY
  • Michael Young, University of Washington

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities is a research, policy and advocacy organization representing 218 public research universities, land-grant institutions, state university systems and related organizations. Founded in 1887, it 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.

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