August 18, 2021—Matthew Ceppi, Ed.D., has joined the American
Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) as the new executive director
of AASCU Consulting.
(formerly the AASCU-Penson Center for Professional Development) offers current
college and university presidents, chancellors, and their executive teams
tailored services to navigate big changes and build for the future. Services
include board development; executive coaching; leadership assessment and
development; organization and team development; leadership transition and
succession management; financial, administrative, and facilities evaluations;
enrollment management; and shared governance.
Ceppi brings more
than 23 years of experience in higher education to the position, including 19
years at the California State University (CSU) system. At CSU, Ceppi served as
associate vice president and chief of staff at CSU San Marcos and director, systemwide
quality improvement, at the CSU Office of the Chancellor.
“We’re thrilled that
Matt has joined AASCU and will be leading AASCU Consulting,” AASCU President
Mildred García, Ed.D., said. “His expertise as a consultant and member of institutional
executive teams gives him a unique perspective to build on the success and
impact of this important service.”
Ceppi previously served
as the chief operating officer for the higher education professional services
firm Strata Information Group and a consulting principal at CliftonLarsonAllen
LLP. He has led consulting practices that assisted higher education clients in
planning and executing new strategies, performing large-scale and targeted
transformation, and developing sustainable business models.
Ceppi holds a
doctorate from Creighton University (Neb.) and is a proud alumnus of public
higher education, having received his bachelor’s degree from AASCU member California
Polytechnic State University. He also serves as an instructor of practice on
human capital management and strategy. Ceppi joined AASCU on Aug. 5.
Editor’s Note: Photo of Ceppi is available upon request.
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.