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The Academic Advancement Program, known on the UCLA campus as AAP, is the nation’s largest university-based student diversity program. As the director of AAP and associate vice provost for student diversity, I am both honored and privileged to provide leadership for the innovative programs and services we provide to approximately 5,000 UCLA undergraduates from diverse populations whose academic profiles indicate they would benefit from the guidance and support available through AAP. AAP has enjoyed a tradition of academic excellence at UCLA for 50 years. In fact, we are currently celebrating our 50th anniversary as a student enrichment program which is a phenomenal achievement for programs such as ours.

AAP promotes academic achievement and excellence through academic advising, peer learning and collaborative learning workshops, mentoring to prepare students for graduate studies and professional schools, summer bridge programs for entering freshmen and transfer students, and scholarships for enrolled students. Many students in AAP come from high-need families, are the first in their families to attend college, are recent immigrants, or come from populations that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.

I am both excited and encouraged by the gifted and talented students in AAP, and I look forward to sharing in our 50th anniversary celebration with them and the campus community. Go Bruins!

Dr. Charles J. Alexander
Associate Vice Provost for Student Diversity
Director, Academic Advancement Program


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