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.
- Crisis management: COVID-19 response
- Presidential leadership in adversity
- Diversity and inclusion
- Working with external constituencies & advocacy for public higher education
- Fund and friend raising
- Financial management and resources allocations
- Intercollegiate athletics
- Shaping the organization/team building
- 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 and non-member presidents and chancellors appointed after September 2019.
For more information and to register, contact:
Toyia Younger, vice president, leadership development and partnerships, AASCU
Phone: (202) 478-4644
Due to COVID-19, the 2020 New Presidents Academy will include virtual sessions starting in the fall and culminate with a two-day, in-person meeting later this academic year. More details to come.
Participants in the academy are required to submit an entry plan. See entry plan templates below:
John Anderson, coordinator, New Presidents Academy, and former president, Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Mildred García, president, American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
Brian Hemphill, president, Radford University (Va.)
Steve Turner, president, Northeastern State University (Okla.)