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James Oblinger '67 Joins Board of National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges

January 30, 2008

James Oblinger 2008(2).jpgJanuary 30, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - James Oblinger, chancellor of North Carolina State University and 1967 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected to a three-year term on the board for the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges. "Oblinger becomes one of 27 members of the board for the Washington, D.C.-based public schools advocacy association," reports the Triangle Business Journal. "He has been a member of the nonprofit group since 1986, NCSU said in a written release, and served on a variety of its committees."

Based in Washington, D.C., NASULGC's mission is to support its member institutions as they perform their teaching, research and public service functions. The association is particularly interested in improving member accountability, global competitiveness and internationalization. It has 216 member institutions across the United States, and a 27-member board of directors.

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Oblinger is also a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Council on Competitiveness, the American Association for Higher Education, the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology, and the Institute of Food Technologists, where he also is a Fellow.

Learn more about James Oblinger, chancellor of NC State since 2004, in this previous story.