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November 16, 2023

University administrators elected to APLU leadership councils

Submitted by Division of Communications and Marketing

Kansas State University administrators have been elected to serve in national leadership roles with the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, or APLU. 

Thomas Lane, vice president for academic success and student affairs, will serve a three-year term on the executive committee of the Council on Student Affairs. David Rosowsky, vice president for research, will serve a three-year term on the executive committee of the Council on Research. They were inducted to the positions during the APLU annual meeting from Nov. 12-14 in Seattle, Washington. 

The executive committee oversees the activities of the Council on Student Affairs. It is composed of five officers, 18 class members and one representative to the APLU board of directors. The committee organizes sessions, meetings and activities hosted during the APLU Annual Meeting and Council on Student Affairs Summer Forum. 

"It is truly and honor and a privilege to have been elected to serve on the APLU Council on Student Affairs executive committee and to represent K-State and the Division of Academic Success and Student Affairs in this national forum," Lane said. "I'm especially grateful for the opportunity to network with and learn from other leaders committed to student success and share ways our universities are working to help ensure all students achieve degree completion." 

The Council on Research is led by an executive committee that consists of the senior university officers at member campuses and systems with responsibility for research strategy, policy and administration. The council provides an opportunity for vice presidents/chancellors for research and selected associates to share information and advice on common issues and university practices, as well as to develop understanding and strategy in response to government policies and regulations affecting research and innovation.  

"I am honored to serve APLU and our research community in this role and to represent Kansas State University in this important national organization," Rosowsky said. 

Bronwyn Fees, professor of applied human sciences and associate dean of academic and faculty affairs in the College of Health and Human Sciences, serves on APLU's Board of Health and Human Sciences. It is one of the five boards under the Commission on Food, Environment, And Renewable Resources. 

J. Ernest Minton, Eldon Gideon dean of the College of Agriculture and director of K-State Research and Extension, is the ex-officio Board on Agriculture Policy representative to the APLU Board of Directors.