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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