A Message from ACAO President

       Kathy E. Johnson

Dear Colleague, 
When I first became executive vice chancellor for academic affairs in 2014, I immediately recognized how important it would be to be part of a broader professional network of other CAOs. By definition, there’s only one of us at each of our campuses, and a lot of the work can be challenging and fraught with issues that demand confidentiality.  Read more...


Ask A Provost 
NEW Program for ACAO Members

The Ask a Provost program provides sitting chief academic officers (CAOs) who are members of ACAO with an opportunity for a confidential conversation with a retired CAO about day to day challenges or more complex planning issues inherent in the role. Given the complexity of the job, CAOs may benefit from a neutral third-party to serve as a sounding board. Ask a Provost was created by the ACAO Advisory Council and offers a confidential, safe space for open peer-to-peer exchange. This service is a FREE resource for ACAO members. Read more...

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