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We are the only higher education consulting firm that focuses on advancing institutions by strengthening the presidency. AASCU-Penson associates are former presidents or chancellors who have been highly effective in their roles as leaders of state colleges and universities. Our proven success ensures that we can provide optimal expertise in a number of consultation areas to help your institution thrive.

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The AASCU-Penson Center for Professional Development assists college and university leaders in a variety of areas, including strategic planning, leadership assessment and development, organizational and board development, academic planning and development, succession planning and fund development.


Dixie State University became a university only a few years ago. We knew our next strategic plan would be the most important plan in the history of our institution. We solicited the expertise of the AASCU-Penson Center for Professional Development to lead the facilitation. Their professionalism, expertise, and vast experience helped us create a plan that will serve our institution well as it matures into a healthy and vibrant university. They are excellent to work with."

Richard B. Williams
Dixie State University