About Us

We Understand Higher Education

AASCU supports innovative, inspired, and resourceful leaders at colleges and universities across the country. We can work with you to manage challenges, obstacles, and threats to your school.

We understand today’s strategic and organizational challenges in higher education. We know what it’s like to manage budget reductions, build effective leadership teams, and not only create a strategic plan, but execute it.

Our associates — former presidents, chancellors, and other senior executives of colleges and universities — spent decades working through many of the same day-to-day challenges and opportunities that you face today.

We tailor our services and solutions to the unique needs, culture, and challenges of your school. We listen closely to your issues and concerns, then deliver personalized approaches to strengthen your institution for the future. 

Why Us?

Experience and Credibility: Former presidents, chancellors, and other senior executives of colleges and universities with a deep understanding of higher education.

Excellence: Dedicated to making colleges and universities better and want to help others do the same. Creative, individualized solutions for your institution.

Integrity and Commitment to the mission of higher education and advancing economic progress and cultural development in local communities.

Any profit is reinvested in AASCU programs and services that benefit AASCU member institutions and the higher education community.  


Our Code of Ethics

Your institution’s needs and interests are our fundamental priority. Our associates are dedicated providing the highest quality professional development services to private and public institutions of higher education. Read more.


Our History

AASCU Consulting builds on the tradition of Penson Associates Inc., founded more than 40 years ago by Dr. Edward M. Penson. Read more about our history.