Message from the Chair
The Western Academic Leadership Forum, brings together provosts and chief academic officers at four-year universities, colleges, and system offices. With its focus on Western states, it provides a unique platform for members to discuss issues and concerns that impact our institutions. The opportunities to learn from peers, engage in conversations about specific experiences, and work together for the betterment of all are just some of the benefits of the Forum.
Serving as chair of the Forum for the 2019-20 academic year is an honor for me and I hope you will all join us in Juneau, Alaska, for our annual meeting April 22-24, 2020. The annual meeting includes presentations by nationally renowned speakers that addresses issues of concern to members and are best practices targeting high-need issues on campus. In addition, the meeting provides numerous opportunities to connect with colleagues. I get more out of this conference each year than many others I attend because I have an opportunity to engage with my peers about current issues facing us all. I also encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources, in addition to the annual meeting, made available through your membership in the Forum, which include:
- interacting with your colleagues year-round via the Forum listserv
- access to peer-reviewed best practices through the online Academic Leaders Toolkit
- professional development through the Western Academic Leadership Academy
- our new Forum newsletter
If your institution is not already a member, please consider joining. Membership is open to all regionally accredited four-year institutions and related system offices and state agencies in the WICHE region. For information on membership click here.
Karen Carey, Forum Chair
Provost, University of Alaska Southeast
April 22-24, 2020, Baranof Hotel, Juneau, AK