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ACAD provides academic leaders who share a commitment to student learning and to the ideals of liberal education with networking and professional development opportunities to support them in their work as educational leaders.

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2025 Annual Meeting

ACAD is hosting our 81st Annual Meeting  February 19-21, 2025 in Phoenix, AZ.  A call for proposals will be available in mid-June.  More information can be found on our Annual Meeting page.

The meeting is based on our very successful Deans’ Institute and includes plenary speakers, roundtable discussions, intensive workshops and general sessions.  Participants can expect the same level of quality programming that ACAD is known for–including interactive sessions, case studies, small group discussions/work, and amazing networking opportunities.  Read more >>>

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Award Recipient Announced

The ACAD Board of Directors is proud to announce the recipient of the sixth annual Award for Excellence in Academic Leadership: Dr. Jessica Lavariega Monforti, Vice Provost, California State University Channel Islands. The award was established by ACAD to recognize individuals who exemplify excellence in academic leadership through shaping and supporting positive change on their campuses and in their communities.  As an academic leader, Dr. Lavariega Monforti has been key in moving institutions to be move inclusive, accessible, and equitable for students, faculty, and staff.  She brings a solution-oriented, data-driven and student-first approach to her work. Read the full press release here.

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