• Academy for New Provosts

    Academy for New Provosts

    ANP is tailored to the distinctive needs of provosts who lead state colleges and universities. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to connect with your state university peers in a learning environment tailored to the specific challenges that a first-time provost is likely to face.


    The 2022 academy is open to first-time AASCU member and non-member provosts appointed after July 2021.

    • Diversity, equity, and inclusion discussions integrated throughout
    • Tailored to the distinctive needs of provosts and chief academic officers who lead state colleges and universities
    • Supportive, engaging, and customized learning environment to meet the specific challenges of a first-time provost
    • Strong relational component—commitment to create and support trust, encourage peer-to-peer learning, confidentiality, and safety among the cohort

    The program will prepare attendees to:

    • Understand principles of exemplary academic leadership, change management, and university finance and budget
    • Build trust through effective communication
    • Manage key relationships for success
    • Use data effectively to create a culture of evidence and inform decisions
    • Integrate academic planning with budget, facility, and IT planning
    • Navigate between the president’s vision and the expectations of the faculty
    • Strengthen psychological and physical resilience

    The 2022 Academy for New Provosts (ANP) will be delivered in a blended format beginning in September 2022. This includes monthly virtual learning and networking sessions and a two-day, in-person gathering (more information to follow)  

    The program will feature:  

    • Monthly, two-hour, interactive cohort gatherings held over eight months (September – May)
    • Two-day, in-person gathering in Washington, D.C. (dates to be confirmed)
    • A closing gathering scheduled in conjunction with the AASCU 2023 Academic Affairs Meeting (July 2023)
    • Optional small group reflection and discussion sessions
    • Asynchronous learning modules (pre-reads)  
    • Formal mentoring with ANP faculty and current AASCU provosts

    Features of the program include:

    • Content delivered by national experts on topics of relevance to provosts at AASCU institutions
    • Individual, active mentoring by an experienced senior provost
    • The development of a supportive network of AASCU provosts who are also beginning their roles

    Topics covered include:

    • Courageous Leadership (based on the work of Brené Brown)
    • Leading Teams
    • Change Management
    • Conflict Management


    Sametria McFall, Savannah State University     George Low, Georgia Gwinnett College


    Registration closes on September 22.


    Terry Brown
    Vice President, Academic Innovation and Transformation

    Kathleen Scott
    Vice President, Leadership Development and Partnerships

    Karusha Naidoo

    Associate Director, Millennium Leadership Initiative and Leadership Development and Partnerships

    ANP Is Supported by Generous Funding From: