UGA President Michael F. Adams has been named chair of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges during the organization’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C., earlier this month. Adams also has served as chair of the American Council on Education and the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, becoming the only college or university president to lead these three major national higher education organizations.
Last year, Adams was elected to serve as chair-elect of NASULGC. He served for one year in that position before becoming chair.
NASULGC, founded in 1887, is the nation’s oldest higher education association. A voluntary, nonprofit association of public universities, land-grant institutions and many state university systems, NASULGC has member campuses in all 50 states and the U.S. territories. The association’s membership includes 212 institutions, including 76 land-grant institutions, of which 17 are historically black institutions. Currently NASULGC campuses enroll more than 3.55 million students with an estimated 20 million alumni.