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AACC International Elects New Officers

St. Paul, Minn. (March 27, 2008) - AACC International is pleased to announce the results of the association’s 2008-2009 officer election. The new officers will begin serving their terms at the conclusion of the AACC International Annual Meeting, September 21-24, 2008 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Khalil Khan has been elected to the office of president-elect. “I am looking forward to working with the various sectors of AACC International to address our many challenges and to maintain our society's reputation as the premier organization for advancing grain science,” Khan said.

Khan is a professor at North Dakota State University in the Department of Cereal and Food Sciences. An AACC International member for 35 years, he has served in many capacities, including as a member of the Board of Directors, program chair of the 2004 annual meeting, chair of the Education Division, Protein Division, Protein and Amino Acid Technical Committee, and ad hoc chair of the Applied Research Award, Young Scientist Award, and New Meeting Model Committees. He currently chairs the Awards Committee, and serves on the Osborne Medal, Applied Research, Young Scientist, Undergraduate Fellowship, Graduate Fellowship, Grant Task Force, Membership Task Force, and Education Division Committees. He has been an associate editor for Cereal Chemistry and is currently co-editor with Peter Shewry of the pending new edition of the AACC Intl. Monograph Wheat: Chemistry and Technology.

Craig F. Morris is the newly elected director. Morris is the director of the USDA-ARS Western Wheat Quality Laboratory. A member for nearly 20 years, and a fellow of the association, Craig has served three terms on the editorial board of Cereal Chemistry. He currently serves on the Fellows Award Committee, Publications Task Force, and is an officer of the Pacific Northwest Section. He chaired the Protein Division, co-founded the Asian Products Technical Committee, and served on the Biotechnology Division, Approved Methods Committee, Book Publishing Committee, Program Advisory Committee, Eagan Press Editorial Advisory Board, Publications Panel, and Cereal Chemistry Task Force.

AACC International is an organization of professionals who contribute to the research, development, and processing of grains and grain-based products.