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Dr. Javier Cevallos Recently Appointed President of the American Academic Leadership Institute

Dr. Javier Cevallos was recently appointed president of the American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI).Dr. Javier CevallosDr. Javier Cevallos

Cevallos is currently president-in-residence of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Previously, he was president of Framingham State University, president of Kutztown University; and vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of Massachusetts; chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UMass; and faculty adviser to the provost at UMass.

“AASCU is delighted that our dear friend and colleague F. Javier Cevallos has been named to this important leadership role,” said Dr. Mildred García, president and CEO of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). “As a former university president and past AASCU Board Chair, Javier is a champion of higher education who has not only dedicated his career to student success, but to strengthening the pipeline of diverse higher ed leaders who serve those students.  We look forward to continued collaboration on signature programs including Becoming a Provost Academy and the Executive Leadership Academy.”

Cevallos was also commissioner for New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) and board member for a number of organizations, including the AASCU Board, the Millennium Leadership Initiative Board, the NCAA DII and DIII Council of Presidents, the Climate Leadership Steering Committee, the Second Nature Board, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation Board, and the Campus Compact Board.

Cevallos holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez; a master’s from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), and a doctorate also from UIUC.

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