Community College of Philadelphia’s Dr. Alycia Marshall Selected for Aspen Institute’s Rising Presidents Fellowship

CCP Contact: 
Barry Johnson 
Cell: 267-666-7881 

Aspen Institute Contact: 
Anne Larkin 
Cell: 208-596-5886

Dr. Marshall is one of 31 leaders selected for the prestigious program developing the next generation of community college leaders 

PHILADELPHIA – The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program (Aspen) announced Dr. Alycia Marshall, vice president of Academic and Student Success at Community College of Philadelphia, as one of 31 leaders selected for the 2022-23 class of the Aspen Rising Presidents Fellowship. This program, delivered in collaboration with the Stanford Educational Leadership Initiative, prepares the next generation of community college presidents to transform institutions to achieve higher and more equitable levels of student success.  

“The College would like to extend our congratulations to Dr. Marshall for being named an Aspen Rising Presidents Fellow,” said College President Dr. Donald “Guy” Generals. “As an educator and administrator, Dr. Marshall has demonstrated her commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and has consistently identified innovative ways to maximize student success. This fellowship is well deserved, and I can’t wait to see how she implements the skills she will gain from it.” 

Aspen Presidential Fellows represent the next generation of college leadership: this incoming class of Aspen Rising Presidents Fellows is 70 percent female, and 54 percent are people of color. The institutions they represent are also diverse, located in 16 states, from small rural colleges to large urban campuses.  

The fellows, selected through a competitive process, will work closely with highly accomplished community college presidents, Aspen leaders, and Stanford University faculty over ten months to learn from field-leading research, define and assess student success at their colleges, and clarify their visions for excellent and equitable outcomes for students while in college and after they graduate.  

“The leaders that come through the Rising Presidents Fellowship continually inspire us,” said Josh Wyner, executive director of the College Excellence Program. “We are motivated by the dedication and expertise that our fellows bring to advancing excellence and equity on their campuses, and we look forward to supporting their work.” 

Rising Presidents Fellows aspire to enter a college presidency within five years of completing the fellowship. As fellows, they join a network of over 300 forward-thinking peers — 122 of whom are sitting college presidents — who are applying grounded and innovative strategies to meet student success challenges in their colleges. 

The Aspen Rising Presidents Fellowship is made possible by the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation College Futures Foundation, Joyce Foundation, and JPMorgan Chase. 

Additional information on the fellowship, including biographies and headshots of all 31 leaders, can be found online.