News Release from AASCU


Contact: Jennifer Herrera (202) 478-4665


Charleston, S.C. – Kenneth W. Dobbins, president, Southeast Missouri State University, assumes the chair of the American Association of State Colleges & Universities’ (AASCU) Board of Directors during the association’s Annual Meeting on Monday, November 22, 2010. In addition to his service on the AASCU Board of Directors as Secretary-Treasurer, Dobbins served AASCU as Missouri State Representative, vice chair and chair of the Committee on Professional Development, and as a faculty member at the AASCU New Presidents’ Academy. 

The following presidents and chancellors will serve on the AASCU Board of Directors in 2011 (note: those with asterisks represent new members):

2011 Chair-Elect (to serve as Chair in 2012):
Mickey Burnim, president, Bowie State University (Md.)*

Past Chair:
James C. Votruba, president, Northern Kentucky University

Bruce Shepard, president, Western Washington University

F. King Alexander, president, California State University Long Beach*
Wilson Bradshaw, president, Florida Gulf Coast University
Susan A. Cole, president, Montclair State University (N.J.)*
Flavius C. Killebrew, president, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
Dorothy Leland, president, Georgia College & State University
Tomás D. Morales, president, The College of Staten Island, City University of New York
J. Keith Motley, chancellor, University of Massachusetts Boston*
Charlie Nelms, chancellor, North Carolina Central University*
P. Kay Norton, president, University of Northern Colorado
William A. Sederburg, commissioner, Utah System of Higher Education
Mary Evans Sias, president, Kentucky State University*
Richard H. Wells, chancellor, University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh


AASCU is the leadership association of 420 public colleges and universities Delivering America’s Promise through their common commitments to access, affordability and educational opportunity. Enrolling more than 3 million students, these institutions fulfill the expectations of a public university by working for the public good through education, stewardship and engagement, thereby improving the lives of people in their community, their region and their state.