APLU conference

APLU's 125th Annual Meeting

At the APLU conference, pictured from left is Peter McPherson APLU president; Diana Natalicio, UTEP and Gene Block, UCLA chancellor

I am attending the Association of Public Land Grant Universities (APLU) 125th Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado. This is the premier gathering of senior leaders from public research universities, land grant institutions and state university systems across the country.

I was honored to be elected chair-elect for APLU.

APLU's 125th Annual Meeting

USDA Under Secretary Cathy Woteki

At the conference I participated in a series of meetings and panel discussions on topics such as international agriculture, food, environment and renewable resources, academic, business and government affairs with Cathy Woteki, under secretary for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Research, Education and Economics mission area.

APLU's 125th Annual Meeting

The Honorable Dino Patti Djalal

I also had the honor of introducing Indonesia’s ambassador to the United States, the Honorable Dino Patti Djalal, at the APLU meeting. Djalal discussed expanding academic relationships between his country and ours.