The mission of the Alumni Association is to facilitate continued leadership and professional development opportunities and build a network of alumni to address challenges facing agricultural, environmental, and human sciences.

Upcoming Events

Adult Mental Health First Aid Training – April 28th, 2022 Virtual

WHAT: Adult Mental Health First Aid is an international, evidence-based program that teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among adults.
HOW: Learners will complete a 2-hour, self-paced online course, and then participate in a 4.5-hour, instructor-led training via Zoom
COST: FREE to you!
WHEN: April 28 from 12 Noon to 4:30 PM (EST).

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Recent Events

2022 LEAD21 Alumni Association Annual Meeting Agenda – Held March 9-10, 2022

LEAD21 Association Dues

Alumni Association Dues: For a couple of years, your alumni Board of Directors has worked to obtain 501c6 status due to the generosity of the LEAD21 Board of Directors. The hope is that in-person alumni annual meetings can be held in future years and having these membership dues will assist in funding the annual meeting and allow for financial contribution to impactful speakers while the Board continues to promote the growth of the LEAD21 Alumni Association.


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Alumni Association Board Members

Dean Jousan, Mississippi State University

Ann DeLay, California Polytechnic State University

Matthew Chappell, Virginia Tech University

Education Committee Chair:
Darrin Dodds, Mississippi State University

Development Committee Chair:
Andy Lazur, University of Maryland

Grand Challenge Committee Chair: Current focus is Environmental Protection and Sustainability: What’s our Role?
Gopal Kakani, Oklahoma State University

Member Relations Committee Chair:
Charles Freeman, Mississippi State University

Advisory Committee Chair:
Katherine Cason, Penn State University