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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.


AASCU-Penson Center for Professional Development has greatly supported me in leading California State University, Fullerton towards its goal to become the model public comprehensive university of the nation. In response to unprecedented budget cuts, enrollment growth, demographic shifts, and technological change, our strategic plan became the foundation for this success, and its development, which was facilitated by an AASCU-Penson Center consultant, marked a turning point in the pace at which the institution moves, the collaborative energy that moves it, and the accountability measures that have been instituted."

Mildred GarcĂ­a
California State University,