Arizona State University President Michael Crow will help lead a committee charged with developing a national agenda for public research intensive universities. The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) announced the creation of the Committee of Research Intensive Public Universities to advise the association on key initiatives and policies. The APLU is an organization that represents a wide range of American universities and their common interests. APLU is engaged in several activities of great interest to research intensive public universities. APLU will obtain the committee’s view on projects of particular interest to research-intensive public universities and the committee is expected to be of substantive value and stimulate APLU engagement on issues of importance to research-intensive public universities.
Crow is appointed for a one-year term with the option of being reappointed for an additional two years. The new committee includes 14 members. The APLU is a research, policy and advocacy organization representing 218 institutions in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and four U.S. territories. Founded in 1887, APLU is the nation’s oldest higher education association.