Ann Die Hasselmo

Senior Consultant

Dr. Ann Die Hasselmo is President Emerita of the American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI) in Washington, D.C. and of Hendrix College. Prior to becoming the founding President of AALI, she was the Managing Director of Academic Search Consultation Service (ASCS).

Her earlier career in higher education administration spanned positions from faculty leadership to the presidency. Dr. Hasselmo served as Dean of Sophie Newcomb College and Associate Provost at Tulane University. At Lamar University, she was named Regents Professor of Psychology, served as Faculty Senate President and Associate Provost, and directed a graduate program in psychology. She also was an ACE Fellow in the President’s and Provost’s Offices at the College of William & Mary.

Dr. Hasselmo’s career has spanned both public and private colleges and universities, and she has held a variety of chairs and presidencies of national higher education boards and associations. She is Past Chair of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU); the Educational and Institutional Insurance Administrators Consortium (EIIA – a consortium consisting of over 130 colleges and universities which organized to provide institutional, faculty, and staff insurance); the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III President’s Council; the American Council on Education’s (ACE) Council of Fellows; ACE’s Commission on Governmental Relations; the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference; the Associated Colleges of the South; and the National Association of Schools and Colleges of the United Methodist Church (NASCUMC).

Her memberships have included the NCAA Executive Committee, as well as the Boards of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, the Air University Board of Visitors of the United States Air Force (which oversees all the education, other than the Air Force Academy, provided by the USAF from community college to doctoral programs), and the Foundation for Independent Higher Education. In 2008, she served on a team of three to create a strategic plan for the United Arab Emirates University to fulfill its goal of becoming an internationally recognized research university.

Additionally, she formerly served on the Board of Robert Morris University and chaired its academic affairs committee as well as its human relations committee. She presently sits on both fine arts and science advisory boards for the University of Arizona.

Outside higher education, Dr. Hasselmo recently rotated off the Board of Acxiom Corporation where she had served for 22 years, most of those as Chair of the Governance/Nominating Committee.

These professional networks, as well as contacts established during her presidency of AALI and as managing director of ACCS, give her access to the country’s most talented candidates for senior executive positions and a comprehensive understanding of leadership qualifications and requirements.

Her professional work in leadership development in higher education spans 30 years and has been tireless. She has led leadership workshops, programs, and seminars coast to coast for emerging leaders in both public and private higher education and chaired statewide and national initiatives to develop higher education leaders.

In 2014, Dr. Hasselmo received the annual Distinguished Service Award from the Council of Independent Colleges in recognition of her work in identifying and developing leadership talent for independent higher education. Also in 2014, she received the Annual Distinguished Leadership and Service in Higher Education Award from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, recognizing her work in developing the next generation of leadership for the academy.

Dr. Hasselmo graduated summa cum laude from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, earned a master’s degree from the University of Houston, and received a Ph.D. in psychology from Texas A&M University. She is a licensed psychologist.