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Idaho State's Provost Joins Nearly 30 Education Leaders in Washington, D.C.

October 24, 2022

The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) has named 30 exceptional higher education leaders to its 2022 Academy for New Provosts (ANP), including Idaho State University's Valerie Martin Conley.

Valerie Martin Conley
Valerie Martin Conley

The academy is a leadership development program geared toward the distinctive needs of provosts who lead state colleges and universities. Now in its third year, ANP is an opportunity for newly appointed provosts to connect with their state university peers in an environment tailored to the specific challenges that a first-time provost is likely to face.

The 2022 Academy for New Provosts will include monthly virtual learning and networking sessions and an in-person gathering on Oct. 25–27 in Washington, D.C. ANP is made possible in part by generous support from AASCU strategic partner Ad Astra.

"I am proud to welcome the third class of outstanding leaders to ANP," said Terry Brown, vice president for academic innovation and transformation at AASCU. "As these newly appointed provosts and chief academic officers begin navigating the challenges and complexities of their roles, AASCU is committed to providing the specialized expertise, guidance, and support they need to succeed."

ANP will prepare the 30 new provosts participating in this year’s program to manage university finances and budget; understand the principles of exemplary academic leadership and change management; 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 faculty expectations; and strengthen psychological and physical resilience.


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