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Executive Council

The PUCESA Executive Council is made up of five executives and representatives from each department with PUCESA members. The council meeets the first Monday of every month from September to May.

Council members also serve on the PUCESA committees:

  • Nominating
  • Auditing
  • Membership
  • Awards
  • Professional Development

Contact your department representative to join PUCESA, or provide feedback or suggestions.

The current PUCESA officers and Executive Council members are:


Travis Legleiter (Botany and Plant Pathology)​


  • Presides at all Executive Council and membership meetings.
  • Appoints committees and delegates responsibilities.

President Elect

Kara Stewart (Animal Sciences)


  • Presides over meetings in the absence of the president.
  • Publishes a newsletter at least once per year.
  • Chairs any ad hoc committees.

Past President

Brian ​MacGowan (Forestry and Natural Resources)​​​


  • Assists the president with past PUCESA issues and provides guidance with current PUCESA issues.


Michael Langemeier (Agricultural Economics)​


  • Chairs the membership committee.
  • Maintains the membership list and all fiscal records.
  • Submits financial reocrds gto the audit committee and reports financial status at each meeting.


Aaron Fisher (4-H)


  • Records and distributes minutes of all executive and membership meetings.
  • Distributes notice of all called executive meetings.
  • Serves as corresponding secretary.

Executive Council Members

Barb Beaulieu (Health and Human Sciences)

Shaun Casteel (Agronomy)

Kyle Daniel (Horticulture and Landscape Architecture)​

Aaron Fisher (4-H)

Rick Foster (Entomology)

Michael Langemeier (Agricultural Economics)

Travis Legleiter (Botany and Plant Pathology)

Brian ​MacGowan (Forestry and Natural Resources)  

Leanne McGiveron (AgIT)

Jeff Nagle (Cooperative Extension Service)

Jiqin Ni (Agricultural and Biological Engineering)

Manpreet Singh (Food Science)

Kara Stewart (Animal Sciences)

Jonathan Townsend (Veterinary Medicine) 

Hui-Hui Wang (Youth Development and Agricultural Education)

Vacant (Agricultural Communication)