July 19, 2023

AASCU’s 2023 Becoming a Provost Academy Kicks Off in Baltimore With 34 Higher Education Leaders Selected to Participate

Kellee Edmonds
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BALTIMORE, July 19, 2023 – The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) has chosen 34 higher education professionals for its 2023 Becoming a Provost Academy (BAPA), which kicks off July 21 at the AASCU 2023 Academic Affairs Summer Meeting taking place in Baltimore.

BAPA, which is co-sponsored by AASCU and the American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI), is a yearlong program designed for experienced academic affairs senior administrators—such as deans, assistant or associate provosts, and other campus administrators—who aspire to take their career to the next level by becoming a provost or chief academic officer position.

This comprehensive leadership program provides a deep understanding of the areas of most critical concerns for provosts, as well as a framework that will help participants appreciate the broader context that guides how their institutions operate and develop perspectives. Also, the theme of diversity, equity, and inclusion will be incorporated throughout the program. The cohort will be led by national subject matter experts, including AASCU provosts, presidents, and chancellors.

BAPA also nurtures an environment of support, which includes mentoring and peer-to-peer learning.

“As the country’s student populations become increasingly more diverse, it’s imperative for there to also be a diverse leadership pipeline to educate and prepare them to be global citizens in today’s society,” said Terry Brown, AASCU’s vice president of Academic Innovation and Transformation. “The Becoming a Provost Academy helps to fill this pipeline by providing an invaluable learning experience for hopeful provosts who will serve the needs of today’s diverse students, many of whom are first-generation, low-income, and students of color.”

View the 2023 BAPA cohort.


The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) is a Washington, D.C.-based higher education association of 350 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.