MACOMB/Moline, IL – – Western Illinois University Associate Provost and Associate Vice President of Undergraduate Studies, Graduate Studies & Strategic Planning Mark Mossman has been chosen to partake in the year-long senior administrator’s program, Becoming a Provost Academy (BAPA) 2023, organized by the American Association of State Colleges and University (AASCU). The program commenced July 21.

“It is a great honor to be a part of the Academy,” said Mossman. “I have already been engaged in wide-ranging discussions about the significance of public higher education and our role as educators and leaders at the comprehensive state university. I hope to represent Western in the best way possible!”

Western Illinois' Mossman Selected For 23-24 BAPA Program

Mossman recently led Western’s successful accreditation review with the Higher Learning Commission. He also worked on updating and revising the University’s strategic plan called “Higher Values in Higher Education” from 2017-2027.

The BAPA is a program that spans a year and aims to elevate the careers of deans, assistant or associate provosts and other campus administrators. It is a comprehensive program that covers all critical areas and provides a strategic framework to guide institutions toward growth. This year’s program will focus on diversity, equity and inclusion.

Visit for more information or to view the 23-24 cohort selections.

The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) is a Washington, D.C.-based higher education association of 350 public colleges, universities, and systems whose members share a learning- and teaching-centered culture, a historic commitment to underserved student populations, and a dedication to research and creativity that advances their regions’ economic progress and cultural development. These are institutions Delivering America’s Promise.

Western Illinois' Mossman Selected For 23-24 BAPA Program
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Western Illinois' Mossman Selected For 23-24 BAPA Program

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