The program provides practical advice grounded in leadership research and complemented by the knowledge and experience of current and former AASCU presidents who serve as Academy faculty.
- Strategic Visioning
- Shaping the Organization
- Managing Enrollment for Student Success
- Financial Management
- Case Studies
- Interpretive Communication and much more...
AASCU's New Presidents Academy is the only program that offers new presidents executive coaching and mentoring throughout the first year to support continued learning and success.
The academy is open to first-time AASCU member presidents and chancellors appointed after September 2015.
For more information, contact:
Phone: (202) 478-4644
Testimonials - What Presidents are Saying..
The NPA is extremely beneficial for new Presidents. It provides a safe space for sharing goals, opportunities and challenges as one assumes the presidency. The faculty are engaging and open to longer term mentoring relationships and they work together to create a collaborative learning space. The work we do at AASCU institutions is vital to our nation and the NPA serves to renew and prepare us for leadership at our respective institutions and with the larger academy and AASCU.
- Rex Fuller – Western Oregon University
This has been a deeply transformative and powerful experience. It has been incredibly rich, informative, and humbling.
I have greatly appreciated the opportunity to reflect and be intentionally strategic in developing and implementing a campus vision and strategic plan.
It has been remarkable to meet and develop meaningful relationships with so many talented colleagues and experienced faculty presidents. Heartfelt thanks!
- Ellen Junn – California State University, Stanislaus
I found the academy to be very well thought-out, addressing the key issues presidents need to be aware of as they take on their new role. The reading materials were insightful and complimentary to the presentations, and provided opportunity for reflection and thoughtful questioning. The class was about the right size allowing for good interaction and collegial atmosphere. The instructors were approachable, informative, and motivating. Overall, the academy was time well spent and I would highly recommend it to others.
- Rich Lapidus – Fitchburg State University
2016 NPA Class Photo
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The New Presidents Academy begins with dinner on Monday, July 31 with an introduction and orientation, and ends at the closing dinner on the evening of Friday, August 4. Participants are expected to participate in all sessions and attend all group meals. Detailed schedule will be mailed upon registration. Faculty will be available for individual consultations following sessions at the end of each day.
Jolene Koester, Coordinator, New Presidents Academy, and President Emerita, California State University, Northridge
John Anderson, President, Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Art Dunning, President, Albany State University
Virginia Schaefer Horvath, President, State University of New York at Fredonia
Muriel A. Howard, President, American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
Mel Netzhammer, Chancellor, Washington State University Vancouver
Steve Turner, President, Northeastern State University
Conference Workbook Materials
Participants will receive a link to download the conference workbook and assignments prior to the meeting. The online workbook will include program materials, the list of participants, speakers, presentations, and all conference related information.