Robert J. Samors Associate Vice President for Innovation and by abh88058

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									                                    Robert J. Samors
              Associate Vice President for Innovation and Technology Policy
                Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)

Robert J. (Bob) Samors currently serves as Associate Vice President for Innovation and
Technology Policy at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). In that
position, Samors is the lead representative for APLU on information technology (IT), intellectual
property and economic development policy. He also serves as the Project Director for the APLU-
Sloan National Commission on Online Learning. In addition, Samors works closely with APLU’s
Congressional Affairs staff on Federal technology policy issues in Congress and the Executive
Branch.

Prior to joining APLU, Samors served for seven years as the Associate Vice President for Federal
Relations for the University of North Carolina system, opening the UNC Washington Office in
April 1999. Prior to joining UNC, he was the Assistant Vice President for Research in the
University of Michigan Washington office. Samors also has worked for APCO Worldwide
(formerly APCO Associates), a Washington consulting firm, Senator Larry Pressler (R-SD) and
the State of Illinois. He holds a Masters in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government
at Harvard University and a B.A in Economics from Brown University.

								
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