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ACAD members are current and former deans, provosts, academic vice presidents, associate and assistant deans, and other academic leaders from over 500 two-year and four-year colleges and universities across the country.

News & Events

2018 Annual Meeting

ACAD is in the process of finalizing the program for our 74th Annual Meeting, “Navigate, Balance, Connect: Academic Leadership for Today’s Higher Education”.  Our meeting is being held in conjunction with the AAC&U Annual Meeting January 24-27, 2018 in Washington, DC.  Registration is run through AAC&U and will open in mid-September.  Please come back to our website in September for more details on the program, registration and our 7th Annual Deans’ Institute.

New Board Members Elected at Members Meeting

At the January 27th members meeting the following individuals were elected to the Board of Directors in the Class of 2019: Pamela Arrington, Alabama A&M University; Frank Boyd, Illinois Wesleyan University; Del Doughty, Texas A&M University Texarkana; Elizabeth Dunn, Indiana University South Bend; and Kristel Pfeil Kemmer, Dutchess Community College. Wendy Weaver, Mount Mary University, was elected to fill a two-year vacancy while Glenn Geiser-Getz, Keene State College, and O. John Maduko, North Central Texas College, were elected as alternates.


Resource Handbook

handbook coverSince the publication of the second edition, higher education has changed significantly and as a result, so has the role of the dean. This new edition addresses the work of a dean, from building a relationship with the president to deciding when to leave an institution. Many of the changes to the Handbook are based on input and surveys from ACAD members about what issues are most important to them. Order now.

Career Services

The new ACAD Career Center will help current, and future, academic administrators find their ideal job. Find or post a job.

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