Dr. Susan Aldridge joins AASCU as Senior Fellow

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Former President Susan Aldridge of University of Maryland University College (UMUC) continues to provide thought leadership on distance learning and university leadership in new position.

Dr. Susan Aldridge

Dr. Susan Aldridge

I’m honored to join the national leaders in public higher education at AASCU and its 420 member universities.

Former UMUC President Susan Aldridge has joined American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) as Senior Fellow. At AASCU, she will join the nation’s leading academic thought leaders in creating and developing state university growth strategies, technology-mediated models of education and quality control systems for distance education. Dr. Aldridge’s work focuses on sustainable models for student enrollment and retention, as well as promotion of adult education, including opportunities for military members and veterans.

In her new position at AASCU, Dr. Aldridge draws on expertise and unique perspectives from her wide-ranging leadership experiences in academia, government and private industry. Dr. Aldridge brings her passion for providing student access to quality learning opportunities to AASCU’s team, helping to fulfill the organization’s mission of sharing an historic commitment to underserved student populations and a dedication to research and creativity that advances economic progress and cultural development.

“I’m honored to join the national leaders in public higher education at AASCU and its 420 member universities,” says Dr. Aldridge about her new role.

As UMUC President, Dr. Aldridge was responsible for delivering in-class and online academic programs to over 97,000 students in 28 countries, and 170 locations worldwide. Dr. Aldridge expanded UMUC’s capabilities, including faculty support and student recruitment, managing a ground-breaking $26 million capital campaign, increasing student retention, improving metrics and data analytics, increasing partnerships for seamless community college transfer, launching new academic programs in cyber security and cyber forensics, and establishing new international locations and partnerships to foster academic diversity. During Dr. Susan Aldridge’s tenure, UMUC became the largest state university in the U.S. and an award-winning leader in quality distance education. Today, UMUC offers over 120 degree programs and for-credit certificate programs ranging from Associate’s to Doctoral programs with workforce relevant academic programs.

About Dr. Susan Aldridge

Dr. Susan Aldridge is an internationally recognized thought leader in the field of higher education, and is committed to expanding learning opportunities to underserved populations by delivering strategic counsel to universities, businesses and organizations worldwide. Dr. Aldridge is based in Washington, D.C. Visit Dr. Aldridge’s blog for her personal insight and views of technology-mediated higher education, global University governance and more.

About AASCU

AASCU is a Washington-based higher education association of more than 400 public colleges, universities and systems whose members share a learning- and teaching-centered culture, a historic commitment to underserved student populations and a dedication to research and creativity that advances their regions’ economic progress and cultural development.

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