• Academy for New Provosts

    Academy for New Provosts

    ANP is tailored to the distinctive needs of provosts who lead state colleges and universities. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to connect with your state university peers in a learning environment tailored to the specific challenges that a first-time provost is likely to face.


    The 2022 academy is open to first-time AASCU member and non-member provosts appointed after July 2021.

    • Diversity, equity, and inclusion discussions integrated throughout
    • Tailored to the distinctive needs of provosts and chief academic officers who lead state colleges and universities
    • Supportive, engaging, and customized learning environment to meet the specific challenges of a first-time provost
    • Strong relational component—commitment to create and support trust, encourage peer-to-peer learning, confidentiality, and safety among the cohort

    The program will prepare attendees to:

    • Understand principles of exemplary academic leadership, change management, and university finance and budget
    • Build trust through effective communication
    • Manage key relationships for success
    • Use data effectively to create a culture of evidence and inform decisions
    • Integrate academic planning with budget, facility, and IT planning
    • Navigate between the president’s vision and the expectations of the faculty
    • Strengthen psychological and physical resilience

    Registration fees:

    • AASCU Member Provost - $4,000
    • Non-Member Provost - $5,000

    The registration fee covers the virtual program, materials, and most meals for 2.5 days, in-person gathering.

    Scholarships are available to accepted applicants from qualifying institutions.

    Register no later than September 22, 2022.

    Cancellation Policy: Requests for full refunds will be provided for cancellations received by 5 pm ET September 23, 2023. Cancellations received after 5 p.m. September 23 and prior to October 7 are subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Cancellations received after October 7 and no-shows are not eligible for refunds. Refunds will be issued within 30 days of the request.

    The 2022 Academy for New Provosts (ANP) will be delivered in a blended format beginning with an in-person gathering in Washington, DC September October 25 – 27, 2022. This will be followed by monthly virtual learning and networking sessions through May 2023. The cohort will come back together in person at AASCU’s Academic Affairs Summer Meeting in July 2023.

    The program will feature:  

    • Three-day, in-person gathering in Washington, D.C. (3 p.m. October 25 - 1 p.m. October 27)
    • Monthly, two-hour, interactive cohort gatherings held over eight months (November – May)
    • A closing gathering scheduled in conjunction with the AASCU 2023 Academic Affairs Meeting (July 2023)
    • Optional small group reflection and discussion sessions
    • Asynchronous learning modules (pre-reads)
    • Formal mentoring with ANP faculty and current AASCU provosts

    Features of the program include:

    • Content delivered by national experts on topics of relevance to provosts at AASCU institutions
    • Individual, active mentoring by an experienced senior provost
    • The development of a supportive network of AASCU provosts who are also beginning their roles

    Topics covered include:

    • The role of the Provost
    • Exemplary Academic Leadership
    • Building Psychological and Physical Resilience
    • Tips and Traps
    • Partnerships for Success
    • Leadership Challenge Case Studies
    • Courageous Leadership (based on the work of Brené Brown)

    Viceroy Washington DC
    1430 Rhode Island Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20005
    1-202-742-3100 www.viceroydc.com

    Reserve Online


    Sametria McFall, Savannah State University     George Low, Georgia Gwinnett College

    2022-23 Registration is closed.

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    Terry Brown
    Vice President, Academic Innovation and Transformation

    Kathleen Scott
    Vice President, Leadership Development and Partnerships

    Karusha Naidoo

    Director of Leadership Development and Millennium Leadership Initiative 

    ANP Is Supported by Generous Funding From: