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    The AASCU New Presidents Academy
    is tailored to the distinctive needs of presidents and chancellors who lead state colleges and universities. The Academy provides a unique opportunity to meet with state university peers in a learning environment that is supportive, engaging and tailored to the specific challenges that a first-time president is likely to face.

    The program provides practical advice grounded in leadership research and complemented by the knowledge and experience of the current and former AASCU presidents who serve as Academy faculty.

    Program Format and Content

    The New Presidents Academy is an intensive leadership development experience that begins with an orientation program and dinner on the first evening; includes four full day sessions with group meals; and ends with a closing dinner and transition ceremony on the final evening. Participants are expected to attend all sessions, including group meals. Members of the Academy faculty are engaged with participants throughout the week in both the formal and informal settings. The schedule includes time each afternoon for individual consultations with faculty by appointment.

    Topics include:  

    • Strategic Visioning
    • Shaping the Organization
    • Managing Enrollment for Student Success
    • Financial Management
    • Case Studies
    • Interpretive Communication and much more….

    This is the only presidential leadership program that offers executive coaching and mentoring throughout the first year to support continued learning and success.EligibilityFirst time Presidents and chancellors at AASCU member institutions within the first two years of service are eligible to enroll.

    For information on how to register for the Academy visit www.aascu.org/meetings/npa14/

    Testimonials: What Presidents are Saying

    "The New Presidents Academy was a terrific experience. It covered a wide range of topics and I feel more prepared to go back to my campus with the confidence needed to take on almost any challenge."
    -- James Schmidt, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire 

    "The NPA group consists entirely of public regionals, so the subjects were more closely targeted to my needs. The New Presidents Academy is a remarkable chance for new presidents to learn from experienced and successful AASCU presidents the theory and practice behind the complex role of the presidency."
    --  Sue Henderson, New Jersey City University

    "This academy was excellent. Every single session taught me something useful. I will be a better president because of this experience.
    -- Willie J. Hagan, California State University Dominguez Hills

    "I am grateful to have had the opportunity to participate in the AASCU New Presidents Academy. The depth and breadth of the programs, the experience and knowledge of the Academy faculty and the attention to the details of the AASCU on-site staff resulted in the experience exceeding my expectations. The Academy is an excellent use of institutional resources and is a must do for any new president."
    -- Rodney Bennett, University of Southern Mississippi

    "Overall, an excellent program. Faculty was knowledgeable, well prepared and accessible. They brought a variety of perspectives and a high level of expertise."
    -- Kathy Cruz-Uribe, Indiana University East


    The registration fee of $2,950 includes academy program costs, materials and most meals during the four-and-a-half day program. Participants are responsible for paying their own travel and hotel costs.


    Patricia Cormier   Kenneth Dobbins   Matthew S. Holland   Muriel A. Howard - large  
    Patricia Cormier
    President Emerita
    Longwood University (Va.)
    Kenneth Dobbins
    Southeast Missouri State University
    Matthew S. Holland
    Utah Valley University 
    Muriel A. Howard
    American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
    Jolene Koester   Keith Miller   Steve Turner    
    Jolene Koester
    President Emerita
    California State University, Northridge
    Keith T. Miller
    Virginia State University 
    Steve Turner
    Northeastern State University

    AALIThe New Presidents Academy is supported by generous funding from the American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI). For more information visit www.americanali.org