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Wilkins and Neal Honored by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)

Jackie Kirby Wilkins, associate dean and director of OSU Extension, and Steven M. Neal, associate dean and director for academic programs, were both honored by APLU for their fellowship with the Food Systems Leadership Institute (FSLI) during the past two years. The latest class of 26 Fellows were recognized for their completion of the FSLI executive leadership development program, as well as contributions they have made to their individual organizations and the broader higher education and food systems. The FSLI is a program of the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities. It was created with financial support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and is operated in a partnership between North Carolina State University, The Ohio State University, and California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. You can read more about the class and the program online at