July 26, 2023

2023 New Presidents Academy Cohort Gathers in Carlsbad, CA

The 2023 New Presidents Academy (NPA) cohort of 27 new presidents across the country met in Carlsbad, CA for an action-packed program centered around leading with our values, student success, equity, and democracy.

The NPA program is designed by experienced presidents and chancellors who are alum of the program and understand the knowledge and strategies needed to succeed as a new president and the importance of building a strong and supportive network of people to lean on.

Over the four days, participants grappled with core skillsets needed to thrive in the presidency such as financial management and leading in adversity but were also given opportunities to tap the knowledge in the room through case studies and problem-solving exercises of real current issues they are tackling on their campuses.

The cohort will continue to meet virtually for additional programming and community building and will be paired with a seasoned AASCU president/chancellor as their mentor for several months. The program will wrap up in person in conjunction with AASCU’s Annual Conference in Chicago Nov. 4-7.

2023 New President's Academy cohort.
2023 New Presidents Academy cohort.

“Thank you all for gifting me one of the most personally enriching professional experiences I have ever had. I’m honored to have shared time and space with all of you.”

Andrés Acebo

Interim President
New Jersey City University

‘I learned so much and am looking forward to applying that knowledge now and in the future. A special thanks to the faculty for sharing their experiences and their vulnerabilities. It was truly inspiring, and I appreciated the modeling for all of us in our current and future roles.”

Karen Riley

Slippery Rock University (PA)

NPA 2023

Sylvia Alva, Mildred García, Michael Dumont and Luke Wood at NPA 2023.

NPA 2023