Board of Directors

Academic Committee on Organization and Policy (ACOP) Members

Cynda Clary – Associate Dean, Oklahoma State University Ferguson College of Agriculture

Nina Lyon-Bennett – (Program Chair) Assistant Dean for Academics, School of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Human Sciences, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

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

Diane Rowland – Dean and Director, University of Maine College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture

Experiment Station Committee on Organization and Policy (ESCOP) Members

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

Kumar Venkitanarayanan – Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies & Professor, College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources, University of Connecticut

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 – Interim Vice President for Academic and Vocational Education, Fort Peck Community College

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 (Board Chair) – 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