Jackson State Provost Alisa Mosley Named to AASCU Student Success Institute For Provosts

Jackson, MS – Jackson State University Provost Alisa L. Mosley, Ph.D. has been selected to join the new class of 22 outstanding provosts (chief academic officers) who will participate in the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ (AASCU) 2021–22 cohort of the Student Success Institute (SSI) for Provosts, a leadership development program tailored to the distinctive needs of experienced provosts.

“The Jackson State University community salutes Dr. Alisa Mosley upon her appointment to the AASCU’s Student Success Institute for Provosts,” said President Thomas K. Hudson, J.D. “This fellowship is a testament to the passion and dedication she gives in support of our students, faculty and staff.” 

As a part of its ongoing commitment to student success, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) launched the Student Success Institute (SSI) for Provosts in September 2020. SSI supports provosts at AASCU member institutions with at least one year of experience in the role to more effectively lead and implement the type of transformational change necessary to meet the evolving needs of today’s increasingly diverse student body. The program is supported by a $1.6 million grant from Ascendium Education Group

“I’m honored and delighted to have been selected for this institute,” said Mosley. “My cohort reflects diversity in the students we serve. I look forward to the work ahead and the benefits for Jackson State.”

Institutions represented by the 2021-22 cohort include:

  • 9 Minority-serving institutions
  • 23%–70% Pell eligible
  • A diverse range of campus settings, from small rural to large urban institutions 

Including the inaugural “Design Cohort,” SSI includes 41 provosts, all from AASCU member institutions, across 24 states and the Bahamas, that collectively enroll nearly 300,000 students. 

“We are delighted to welcome the second cohort of provosts to this highly engaging program,” said Terry Brown, AASCU’s vice president of academic innovation and transformation.  “The institute offers not only access to the most promising practices and approaches to student success but also a strong, supportive community of peers who are on a leadership journey together.” 

SSI will provide the most current and relevant expertise on promising practices in student success, leadership, data and assessment, teaching and learning, and equity. Throughout the seven-month, hybrid program, fellows will have the opportunity to build a strong and supportive network of peers, learn from leading experts in the field, and develop critical skills for facilitating change on their campuses.

For the full list of fellows, please visit the SSI website.