Council of State Representatives

The work of AASCU's Division of Government Relations and Policy Analysis is greatly informed by the association's Council of State Representatives, which includes representation from selected member states. The Council is comprised of college and university presidents and chancellors, system heads, and state coordinating board executives. The Council advises staff on higher education public policy issues, helps formulate the Association's annual Public Policy Agenda, and assists the staff in carrying out the agenda's legislative priorities through contacts with stakeholders and members, including the Federal government and members of Congress.

For information on the Council and its mid-year meeting, contact Luis Maldonado, vice president for government relations and policy analysis, at 202-478-4651 or email him at

2020-2021 Council of State Representatives

Chair, Cynthia Teniente-Matson, Texas A&M University-San Antonio (Texas)

Rita Cheng, Northern Arizona University (Ariz.)

Houston Davis, University of Central Arkansas (Ark.)

Framroze Virjee, California State University, Fullerton (Calif.)

Cheryl Lovell, Adams State University (Colo.)

Larry Robinson, Florida A&M University (Fla.)

Mark Nook, University of Northern Iowa (Iowa)

Tisa Mason, Fort Hays State University (Kan.)

Devinder Malhotra, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (Minn.)

Franklin Gilliam Jr., University of North Carolina at Greensboro (N.C.)

Sue Henderson, New Jersey City University (N.J.)

Bart Patterson, Nevada State College (Nev.)

Berenecea Johnson Eanes, York College, The City University of New York (N.Y.)

Glen D. Johnson, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (Okla.)

Robert Mong, University of North Texas at Dallas (Texas)

Brad Mortensen, Weber State University (Utah)

Sabah Randhawa, Western Washington University (Wash.)

Dennis J. Shields, University of Wisconsin-Platteville (Wis.)