Strategic Plan 


The Association of Chief Academic Officers (ACAO) will be the leading professional organization for CAOs across all sectors of higher education, nationally and internationally, as colleges and universities strive to provide excellent educational experiences for a global community.


Provide a global forum for sharing best practices, discussing current academic issues in light of societal challenges, and promoting the educational and organizational interests of member institutions and their Chief Academic Officers.


ACAO will work to enhance the effectiveness of CAOs by providing networking and professional development opportunities and engaging members in conversations focused on issues that cut across the diversity of higher education institutions and missions.