About Us

We Understand Higher Education

AASCU supports innovative, inspired, and resourceful leaders at colleges and universities across the country. We can work with you to manage challenges, obstacles, and threats to your school.

We understand today’s strategic and organizational challenges in higher education. We know what it’s like to manage budget reductions, build effective leadership teams, and not only create a strategic plan, but execute it.

Our associates — former presidents and chancellors of colleges and universities — spent decades working through many of the same day-to-day challenges and opportunities that you face today.

We tailor our services and solutions to the unique needs, culture, and challenges of your school. We listen closely to your issues and concerns, then deliver personalized approaches to strengthen your institution for the future. 

Why Us?

Experience. AASCU’s associates are effective, experienced former presidents or chancellors of colleges and universities. We have diverse backgrounds in higher education, giving us the ability to develop creative, individualized solutions for your institution.

Excellence. We’ve dedicated our careers to making colleges and universities better and want to help others do the same. We have proven track records of success in our own careers and are actively engaged in the advancement of higher education.

Integrity.  AASCU’s member colleges, universities, and systems share a learning- and teaching-centered culture, a historic commitment to underserved student populations, and a dedication to research and creativity. We share that commitment to advancing economic progress and cultural development in local communities.

Our Code of Ethics

Your institution’s needs and interests are our fundamental priority. Our associates are dedicated providing the highest quality professional development services to private and public institutions of higher education. Read more.


Our History

AASCU Consulting builds on the tradition of Penson Associates Inc., founded more than 40 years ago by Dr. Edward M. Penson. Read more about our history.