Mission and Vision


The Chancellor's Appalachian Leadership Development Program (ALDP) provides formal assistance and training to a diverse group of selected faculty and staff at Appalachian State University in their exploration and development of leadership capabilities.

Topics covered allow faculty and staff to explore leadership to determine if their interests and capabilities align; develop a support network of fellow administrators and pathways to leadership; recognize the evolving nature of higher education; gain insight into organizational structure, financing, operations, strategic planning, and legal issues of Appalachian State University and the North Carolina University System; and foster skills in inclusive excellence and conducting crucial conversations.


The vision of the Chancellor's Appalachian Leadership Development Program is to become a sustaining mechanism through which leadership at Appalachian State University is identified, broadened, strengthened and developed.