Council of State Representatives

The work of AASCU's Division of Government Relations and Policy Analysis is greatly informed by the Association's Council of State Representatives , which includes representation from all 50 states and U.S. territories. The Council is comprised of college and university presidents and chancellors, system heads, and state coordinating board executives. The Council advises staff on higher education public policy issues, helps formulate the Association's annual Public Policy Agenda, and assists the staff in carrying out the agenda's legislative priorities through contacts with stakeholders and members, including the Federal government and members of Congress.

The current chair of the AASCU Council of State Representatives is J. Keith Motley, Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Boston.
For information on the Council and its mid-year meeting, contact Emily Parker at (202) 478-4659 or email her at

Council of State Representatives by State


Alabama Member Institutions
Alabama A&M University
Alabama State University
Athens State University
Auburn University Montgomery
Jacksonville State University
Troy University
University of Montevallo
University of North Alabama
University of South Alabama
University of West Alabama


*John Pugh, Chancellor, University of Alaska Southeast
Alaska Member Institutions
University of Alaska Anchorage
University of Alaska Fairbanks
University of Alaska Statewide System


*Elieen Klein, President, Northern Arizona University
Arizona Member Institutions
Arizona Board of Regents


*Charles L. Welch, President, Arkansas State University System
Arkansas Member Institutions
State University System:
Arkansas State University Jonesboro
Henderson State University

*Donald R. Bobbitt, President, University of Arkansas System
Southern Arkansas University
University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
University of Arkansas at Monticello
University of Central Arkansas
University of Montevallo


*Tomas Morales, (Chair), President, California State University San Bernardino

*Richard R. Rush, California State University Channel Islands
California Member Institutions
California Maritime Academy
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
California State University
California State University Bakersfield
California State University Chico
California State University Dominguez Hills
California State University Fresno
California State University Fullerton
California State University Long Beach
California State University Los Angeles
California State University Monterey Bay
California State University, Northridge
California State University Sacramento
California State University San Marcos
California State University, East Bay
California State University , Stanislaus
Humboldt State University
San Diego State University
San Francisco State University
San Jose State University
Sonoma State University


*P. Kay Norton, President, University of Northern Colorado
Colorado Member Institutions
Adams State College
Colorado Mesa University
Colorado State University-Pueblo
Fort Lewis College
Western State College of Colorado

Stephen M. Jordan, President, Metropolitan State College of Denver


*John W. Miller, President, Central Connecticut State University
Connecticut Member Institutions
Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education
Eastern Connecticut State University
Southern Connecticut State University
Western Connecticut State University


Member Institutions
Only Member Institution

District of Columbia

*Edward M. Elmendorf, Senior Vice President for Government Relations and Policy Analysis, AASCU
Member Institutions
Howard University
University of the District of Columbia


*Judith Bense, President, University of West Florida
Florida Member Institutions
Florida A&M University
Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida International University
New College of Florida
University of Central Florida
University of North Florida


*Linda Bleicken, President, Armstrong Atlantic State University
Georgia Member Institutions
Albany State University
Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia
Clayton State University
Columbus State University
Dalton State College
Fort Valley State University
Georgia College & State University
Georgia Southwestern State University
Kennesaw State University
Macon State College
North Georgia College & State University
Savannah State University
Southern Polytechnic State University, Georgia
University of West Georgia
Valdosta State University


*Robert Underwood, President, University of Guam
Only Member Institution


*Donald O. Straney, Chancellor, University of Hawaii at Hilo
Hawaii Member Institutions
University of Hawaii System


*J. Anthony Fernandez, President, Lewis-Clark State College
Only Member Institution


*Julie A. Furst-Bowe, President, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Illinois Member Institutions
Chicago State University
Eastern Illinois University
Governors State University
Illinois Board of Higher Education
Northeastern Illinois University
Northern Illinois University
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 
Western Illinois University

Southern Illinois University 
University of Illinois at Springfield


Indiana Member Institutions
Indiana Stand Alone Institutions
Ball State University
Indiana University East
University of Southern Indiana 

*Daniel Bradley, President, Indiana State University
Purdue University Calumet
Indiana University and Purdue University (IUPU) Member Institutions
Indiana University Kokomo
Indiana University Northwest
Indiana University South Bend
Indiana University Southeast
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Purdue University North Central


*William Ruud, President, University of Northern Iowa
Only member institution


*Jerry Farley, President, Washburn University
Kansas Member Institutions
Emporia State University
Fort Hays State University
Pittsburg State University
Washburn University


*Wayne D. Andrews, President, Morehead State University
Kentucky Member Institutions
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
Kentucky State University
Morehead State University
Murray State University
Northern Kentucky University
Western Kentucky University


*F. King Alexander, President Louisiana State University
email TBD
Louisiana Member Institutions
Grambling State University
Louisiana State University in Shreveport
Louisiana State University System
Louisiana Tech University
Nicholls State University
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Southeastern Louisiana University
Southern University at New Orleans
University of Louisiana System
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
University of Louisiana at Monroe
University of New Orleans

*Sandra K. Woodley, President, Louisiana State University
email TBD


*James H. Page, Chancellor, University of Maine System
Maine Member Institutions
University of Maine at Augusta
University of Maine at Farmington
University of Maine at Fort Kent
University of Maine at Machias
University of Southern Maine
University of Maine at Presque Isle


*Jonathan Gibralter, President , Frostburg State University
Maryland Member Institutions
Bowie State University
Coppin State University
Morgan State University
Salisbury University
Towson University
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
University of Maryland University College
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
University System of Maryland


*Vincent Pedone, President, State Colleges of Massachusetts Council of Presidents
email TBD 
Massachusetts Member Institutions
Fitchburg State University
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Salem State University
University of Massachusetts Boston
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
University of Massachusetts System
Westfield State University
Worcester State University


*George E. Ross, President, Central Michigan University
Michigan Member Institutions
Eastern Michigan University
Ferris State University
Grand Valley State University
Lake Superior State University
Northern Michigan University
Oakland University
Saginaw Valley State University
University of Michigan - Dearborn
University of Michigan - Flint


*Earl H. Potter, III, President, St. Cloud State University
Minnesota Member Institutions
Bemidji State University
Metropolitan State University
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
Minnesota State University Moorhead
Minnesota State University, Mankato
University of Minnesota Duluth
Winona State University


*James B. Borsig, President, Mississippi University of Women
email TBD
Mississippi Member Institutions
Alcorn State University
Delta State University
Jackson State University
Mississippi University for Women
Mississippi Valley State University
University of Southern Mississippi


*John Jasinski, President, Northwest Missouri State University
email TBD
Missouri Member Institutions
Harris-Stowe State University
Lincoln University of Missouri
Missouri Southern State University
Missouri State University
Missouri Western State University
Northwest Missouri State University
Southeast Missouri State University
University of Central Missouri
University of Missouri at Saint Louis

*Glendell Jones, Jr., President, Henderson State University
email TBD 


Montana Member Institutions
Montana State University, Billings
Montana State University - Northern
Montana Tech of The University of Montana


*John E. Christensen, Chancellor, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Nebraska Member Institutions
Chadron State College
Nebraska State College System
Peru State College
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Wayne State College


*Bart Patterson, President, Nevada State College
Only Member Institution

New Hampshire

*Sara Jayne Steen, President, Plymouth State University

New Hampshire Member Institutions
Keene State College
University System of New Hampshire

New Jersey

*Michael Klein, Chief Executive Officer, New Jersey Association of State Colleges and Universities
Member Institutions
Montclair State University
New Jersey City University
Ramapo College of New Jersey
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Rowan University
The College of New Jersey
Thomas Edison State College
William Patterson University

New Mexico

*Joseph Shepard, President, Western New Mexico University
*Member Institutions
New Mexico Higher Education Department
New Mexico Highlands University
Northern New Mexico College

New York

*Marcia V. Keizs, President, City University of New York, York College
City University of New York (CUNY)
CUNY Member Institutions
City University of New York
City University of New York Lehman College
City University of New York, Brooklyn College
City University of New York, College of Staten Island
City University of New York, Hunter College
City University of New York, Medgar Evers College
City University of New York, Queens College
The City College of New York, CUNY

*Merodie A. Hancock, President, State University of New York - Empire State College
email TBD 
State University of New York (SUNY)
SUNY Member Institutions
Buffalo State College (SUNY)
Farmingdale State College
Purchase College, State University of New York
State University New York College of Technology at Alfred
State University of New York
State University of New York - Empire State College
State University of New York at Fredonia
State University of New York at New Paltz
State University of New York College at Cortland
State University of New York College at Old Westbury
State University of New York College at Oneonta
State University of New York College at Oswego
State University of New York College at Plattsburgh
State University of New York College at Potsdam
State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill
State University of New York Delhi

North Carolina

* Debra Saunders-White, President, North Carolina Central University
email TBD
North Carolina Member Institutions
Appalachian State University
East Carolina University
Elizabeth City State University
Fayetteville State University
North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University
North Carolina Central University
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Western Carolina University
Winston-Salem State University

North Dakota

*Gary D. Hagen, President, Mayville State University
email TBD
North Dakota Member Institutions
Dickinson State University
Mayville State University
Minot State University
North Dakota University System Office
University of North Dakota


*Rita Rice Morris, President, Shawnee State University
Ohio Member Institutions
Bowling Green State University
Central State University
Cleveland State University
Wright State University


*Glen D. Johnson, Chancellor, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
Oklahoma Member Institutions
Cameron University
East Central University
Langston University
Northeastern State University
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
Oklahoma Panhandle State University
Rogers State University
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Southwestern Oklahoma State University
University of Central Oklahoma
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma


*Wim Wiewel, President, Portland State University
Oregon Member Institutions
Eastern Oregon University
Oregon Institute of Technology
Oregon University System
Southern Oregon University
Western Oregon University


*Michael Fiorentino, Jr., President, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
Pennyslvania Member Institutions
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
California University of Pennsylvania
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
Clarion University of Pennsylvania
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Puerto Rico

*Juan Varona, Chancellor, University of Puerto Rico Cayey
Only Member Institution

Rhode Island

*Nancy Carriuolo, President, Rhode Island College
Only Member Institution

South Carolina

South Carolina Member Institutions
Clemson University
College of Charleston
Francis Marion University
Lander University
South Carolina State University
The Citadel - The Military College of South Carolina
University of South Carolina Aiken
University of South Carolina Beaufort
University of South Carolina Upstate
Winthrop University

South Dakota

South Dakota Member Institutions
Black Hills State University
Dakota State University
South Dakota Board of Regents
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology


*Brian E. Noland, President, East Tennessee State University
email TBD
Tennessee Member Institutions
East Tennessee State University
Middle Tennessee State University
Tennessee Board of Regents
Tennessee State University
University of Memphis
University of Tennessee
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
University of Tennessee at Martin
Tennessee Technological University


*Brian McCall, President, Texas State University System
email TBD
Texas State University System
Member Institutions
Angelo State University
Lamar University
Midwestern State University
Prairie View A&M University
Sam Houston State University
Stephen F. Austin State University
Sul Ross State University
Tarleton State University

*Flavius C. Killebrew, President, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Texas A&M University System
Member Institutions
Texas A&M International University
Texas A&M Unniversity-Central Texas
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Texas A&M University-Texarkana
Texas Southern University
Texas State University System
Texas State University-San Marcos
Texas Woman's University
University of Texas at Brownsville
West Texas A & M University

*William Flores, President, University of Houston, Downtown
University of Houston System
Member Institutions
University of Houston-Clear Lake
University of Houston-Victoria

*Robert Nelsen, President, University of Texas, Pan American
University of Texas System
Member Institutions
University of North Texas
University of North Texas at Dallas
University of North Texas System
University of Texas at Dallas
University of Texas at Tyler
University of Texas-Pan American
The University of Texas at San Antonio


*Charles A. Wight, President, Weber State University
email TBD
Utah Member Institutions
Dixie State College of Utah
Southern Utah University
Utah System of Higher Education
Utah Valley University
Weber State University


*Joseph Bertolino, President, Lyndon State University
email TBD
Member Institutions
Castleton State College
Johnson State College
Lyndon State College
Vermont Technical College

Virgin Islands

*David Hall, President, University of the Virgin Islands
Only Member Institution


*Jonathan R. Alger, President, James Madison University
email TBD
Virginia Member Institutions
George Mason University
James Madison University
Longwood University
Norfolk State University
Radford University
The University of Virginia's College at Wise
Virginia State University


*James L. Gaudino, President, Central Washington University
Washington Member Institutions
Eastern Washington University
University of Washington Tacoma
Washington State University Vancouver
Western Washington University

West Virginia

*Peter B. Barr, President, Glenville State College
West Virginia Member Institutions
Bluefield State College
Concord University
Fairmont State University
Shepherd University
West Liberty University
West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
West Virginia State University
West Virginia University Institute of Technology


*Joe Gow, Chancellor, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse
Wisconsin Member Institutions
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh
University of Wisconsin - Parkside
University of Wisconsin - Platteville
University of Wisconsin - River Falls
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
University of Wisconsin - Stout
University of Wisconsin - Superior
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
University of Wisconsin System