Board of Directors

Academic Committee on Organization and Policy (ACOP) Members

Cynda Clary (Chair) – Associate Dean, Oklahoma State University Ferguson College of Agriculture (Program Chair)

Brian Warnick – Associate Dean, Utah State University College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) Members

Amy Loader – Associate Director University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension

Quentin Tyler – Associate Dean & Director Michigan State University Extension

Administrative Heads Member

Karen Plaut – Dean, Purdue University College of Agriculture

Experiment Station Committee on Organization and Policy (ESCOP) Members

Alton Thompson – Dean, North Carolina A&T State University School of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences

Wendy Powers-Schilling – Associate Vice President, University of California, Office of the Associate Vice President, Agriculture and Natural Resources

International Committee on Organization and Policy (ICOP) Member

Tom Thompson – Associate Dean & Director Global Programs Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

United State Department of Agriculture (USDA)/ National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Member

Faith Peppers – Director of Communications, National Institute of Food & Agriculture

1994 Tribal Colleges Member

Carrie Schumacher

At-Large Members

Katherine Cason – Pennsylvania State University Extension
(Past Participant)

Kirk Pomper – Dean, Kentucky State University College of Agriculture, Community, and the Sciences
(1890 Representative)

Jim Prince – Associate Dean, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences
(Non-Land-Grant Agriculture and Renewable Resources Universities (NARRU) Representative)

Martin Sancho-Madriz – Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
(Hispanic Serving Institutions Representative)

Contracting Organization

Laura Perry Johnson – Associate Dean of Extension, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Georgia


Sam Pardue – Director, FSLI, North Carolina State University, Food Systems Leadership Institute