February 8, 2021

AASCU Names 22 Higher Education Leaders to its Student Success Institute for Provosts

Kellee Edmonds
(202) 478-4662

WASHINGTON, February 8, 2022 – A new class of 22 outstanding provosts (chief academic officers) will participate in the 2021–22 cohort of the Student Success Institute (SSI) for Provosts, a leadership development program tailored to the distinctive needs of experienced provosts.

As a part of its ongoing commitment to student success, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) launched the Student Success Institute (SSI) for Provosts in September 2020. SSI supports provosts at AASCU member institutions with at least one year of experience in the role to more effectively lead and implement the type of transformational change necessary to meet the evolving needs of today’s increasingly diverse student body. The program is supported by a $1.6 million grant from Ascendium Education Group.

Institutions represented by the 2021-22 cohort include:

  • 9 Minority-serving institutions
  • 23%–70% Pell eligible
  • A diverse range of campus settings, from small rural to large urban institutions

Including the inaugural “Design Cohort,” SSI includes 41 provosts, all from AASCU member institutions, across 24 states and the Bahamas, that collectively enroll nearly 300,000 students.

“We are delighted to welcome the second cohort of provosts to this highly engaging program,” said Terry Brown, AASCU’s vice president of academic innovation and transformation.  “The institute offers not only access to the most promising practices and approaches to student success but also a strong, supportive community of peers who are on a leadership journey together.”

SSI will provide the most current and relevant expertise on promising practices in student success, leadership, data and assessment, teaching and learning, and equity. Throughout the seven-month, hybrid program, fellows will have the opportunity to build a strong and supportive network of peers, learn from leading experts in the field, and develop critical skills for facilitating change on their campuses.

For the full list of fellows, please visit the SSI website.


The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) is a Washington, D.C.-based higher education association of nearly 400 public colleges, universities, and systems whose members share a learning- and teaching-centered culture, a historic commitment to underserved student populations, and a dedication to research and creativity that advances their regions’ economic progress and cultural development. These are institutions Delivering America’s Promise. Visit us at www.aascu.org.