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.
- Strategic Visioning
- Shaping the Organization
- Managing Enrollment for Student Success
- Financial Management
- Case Studies
- 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 presidents and chancellors appointed after September 2014.
For more information, contact:
Vice President, Leadership Development and Member Services
Phone: (202) 478-4644
Fax: (202) 296-5819
Testimonials - What Presidents are Saying..
“Incredible opportunity! The faculty were extremely knowledgeable and engaging. I felt that each member of the faculty was personally invested in each member of the class - that required intentionality, focus and thoughtfulness. I appreciated both the pre-reading & the extended reading opportunities post-conference. The personal follow-up post-conference is also a strong sign of the ongoing commitment to each of us.”
- Tisa-Mason, Valley City State University
“I found the Academy to be an outstanding investment of time and energy. By the end of the four days I felt affirmed in what I had accomplished in my first year, but also daunted in the realization of what I needed to accomplish in my second year and beyond. The faculty were excellent and I appreciated the real-life experiences they shared to illustrate points in their presentations. I sincerely, appreciated their advice and the collegial atmosphere they helped create during the Academy.”
- George W. Hynd, Oakland University
This is the best orientation I have experienced. It was very well timed at the four (4) week mark in my position. The faculty members were very knowledgeable and experienced. Great reference materials and in-class exercises! I especially appreciate the opportunity to create and discuss a 500-day entry plan. I feel better prepared than before I attended NPA.
- Maria Thompson, Coppin State University
I would like to thank AASCU for providing this academy. The faculty was top notch. I feel confident that I have received the skills necessary to position my institution in a positive direction. I particularly appreciated the balance between nuts & bolts tips and big picture visioning.
- Elaine C. Collins, Johnson State College, Vermont
It is impossible to exaggerate how valuable this experience has been for me. It was very clear from the outset just how deeply committed the faculty are to assisting us in making the transition to the very challenging roles in which we now find ourselves. I deeply appreciate the values that were embedded in all of the presentations and the atmosphere of trust and candor that was established. The process of developing an entry plan was particularly worthwhile.
- Tom Bowling, Frostburg State University
2015 NPA Class Photo
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The New Presidents Academy begins with dinner on Monday, July 25 with an introduction and orientation, and ends at the closing dinner on the evening of Friday, July 29. Participants are expected to participate in all sessions and attend all group meals. Detailed schedule will be mailed upon registration.
Faculty will be available for individual consultations following sessions at the end of each day
Coordinator, New Presidents Academy, and President Emerita, California State University, Northridge
John Anderson, President, Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Virginia Schaefer Horvath, Presiden, State University of New York at Fredonia
Muriel A. Howard, President, American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
Mel Netzhammer, Chancellor, Washington State University Vancouver
Kevin Rome, President,Lincoln University, Missouri
Steve Turner, President, Northeastern State University
Conference Mobile App
Participants will receive a link to download the conference mobile app prior to the meeting. The mobile app will include program materials, the list of participants, speakers, presentations, and all conference related information.