Kudos are in order for Assistant Vice President Suchitra Gururaj. The Association of Public and Land Grant Universities has named Dr. Gururaj to its newly formed executive committee for the Commission on Economic and Community Engagement (CECE).
The CECE was established to lead and coordinate APLU’s mission pillar of “expanding engagement.” The commission convenes chief economic and community engagement officers, presidents and chancellors, provosts, senior research officers, communications and government affairs administrators, and others across APLU member universities and university systems who maintain responsibility for planning, executing, or communicating their institution’s work in economic development and public engagement. CECE focuses on three key areas of work:
- Talent and workforce development
- Innovation, entrepreneurship, and tech-based economic development
- Place development through public service, outreach, extension, and engagement
She previously served on APLU’s Council on Engagement and Outreach (CEO).