April 14, 2021
Dr. Richard Walker, Vice Chancellor for Students Affairs and Enrollment Services for the University of Houston System and Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Services at the University of Houston, has been elected to serve on the Association of Public Land-Grant Universities (APLU) Council on Student Affairs (CSA) Executive Committee.
The CSA is comprised of senior student affairs or student life officers at member institutions and university systems who provide forums for the discussion and dissemination of information on issues related to the college student experience. The CSA advocates within APLU and works cooperatively with other councils and commissions to enhance institutional effectiveness and the student experience in the areas of co-curricular opportunities; personal and professional growth; learning, progress, and completion; mental and physical health and wellness; and/or fundamental needs such as housing, financial aid, transportation, and/or dining.
During his three-year term on the Executive Committee, Dr. Walker will assist with the oversight of activities of the CSA, assist in the organization of activities held during the APLU Annual Meeting and CSA Summer Forum, and assist with outreach and engagement efforts for new CSA members.
“It is an honor to have been elected to serve as a member of the APLU Council on Student Affairs Executive Committee,” stated Dr. Walker. “I look forward to working with senior higher education leadership across the nation to enhance the college student experience and student success initiatives.”
About the APLU
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) is a research, policy, and advocacy organization dedicated to strengthening and advancing the work of public universities in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. With a membership of 236 public research universities, land-grant institutions, state university systems, and affiliated organizations, APLU's agenda is built on the three pillars of increasing degree completion and academic success, advancing scientific research, and expanding engagement. The association's work is furthered by an active and effective advocacy arm that works with Congress and the administration, as well as the media to advance federal policies that strengthen public universities and benefit the students they serve.