|SUNDAY, November 11, 5:00 -6:30PM|
Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates will deliver this year's keynote address during Sunday afternoon's Opening Session. Before being named as Secretary of Defense in 2006, Gates served as president of Texas A&M University.
SUNDAY, November 11, 10:30 - 11:45 AM
Montana State University President Waded Cruzado will deliver the Seaman A. Knapp lecture. The Seaman A. Knapp Lecture is one of three rotating lectures presented by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture and APLU honoring three historic Land-Grant University figures: Seaman A. Knapp, Justin Smith Morrill, and William Henry Hatch.
MONDAY, November 12, Noon - 1:30PM
University of Texas El Paso President Diana Natalicio will deliver the biennial George Washington Carver Lecture. The George Washington Carver Distinguished Lectureship was established to honor one of the nation’s most eminent agricultural scientists, who as an African American, overcame many barriers to become a distinguished researcher, scholar and teacher.
TUESDAY, November 13, 9:30 - 11:00AM
Federal budget expert, Barry Anderson, deputy director of the National Governors Association and longtime deputy director of the Congressional Budget Office and director of the Budgeting and Public Expenditures Division of the OECD will present on sequestration and the potential impact on federal funding for research and financial aid programs. Responses will be offered by John Sharp, chancellor of the Texas A&M System and former comptroller of the State of Texas, and Doug Roberts, director of the Institute for Public policy and Social Research at Michigan State University and former Treasurer of the State of Michigan.