The Chronicle of Higher Education to Host Virtual Forum “Leading A Regional Public University Today” with University Leaders  

January 25, 2024


The challenges facing regional public universities and strategies to turn obstacles into opportunities will be the focus of a Chronicle of Higher Education (CHE) virtual forum at 2 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 30.  “Leading a Regional Public University Today” will provide an in-depth examination of key takeaways from a recently released comprehensive survey conducted by The Chronicle of Higher Education with support from Academic Partnerships.

Of the more than 400 participants in the survey, “Regional Public Colleges Face Turbulent Times,” 68% of respondents – including presidents, provosts, chancellors and deans – believe that the value and importance of regional public universities are underestimated by both the American public and federal lawmakers. But the survey also identified critical pathways to sustainable success in the face of increasing competition and other higher education challenges.

The virtual forum will feature higher education experts and CHE panelists, including Dr. Charles Welch, former President of Arkansas State University System and incoming AASCU President, as well as an interview segment with Dr. Thomas Newsom, President of Southeastern Oklahoma State University, and Susan Dukes, President, University Partnerships of Academic Partnerships. The discussion will showcase actionable insights revealed by the survey and the strategies regional public universities can implement to expand their impact on their students and communities. To register for this important and timely presentation, click here.   

About Academic Partnerships

Academic Partnerships (AP) assists primarily regional public universities in increasing their access and impact by making their academic programs available to students online. Founded in 2007, AP’s mission is to expand access to high-quality, affordable, and workforce-relevant education, especially for working and adult students. AP brings single-minded dedication to student success, an integrated set of services, and data-driven performance to our collaboration with university partners. For more information on innovative online learning solutions, please visit

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