Auburn, Ala. - Auburn University announced in a statement that President Steven Leath has been appointed to the Secretary of the Council of Presidents of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU).

The ALPU is a policy organization that represents and advocates for the 239 public and land-grant institutions.

“Steven Leath is an accomplished and well-respected public university leader who will draw from his decades of experience to help guide the vision of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities,” said APLU President Peter McPherson. “We are delighted that he will be serving in a leadership role on the APLU Board of Directors and look forward to his insights and wisdom in the years ahead.”

Through Leath’s secretary position, he is responsible for helping set policy and priorities for the organization.