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ACE Leadership

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  • Fulfilling higher education’s 21st century mission depends upon a visionary, bold, and diverse global community of institutional leaders. ACE Leadership serves individuals and institutions that are eager to seize opportunity and embrace the challenge of serving and leading complex institutions. Through a distinctive suite of programs and services, ACE Leadership shares knowledge and insights with participants from all sectors, empowering higher education leaders, institutions, and stakeholders to anticipate critical leadership issues and imperatives.

 Presidents and Senior Leaders


Programs, services and research for presidents and senior leaders from deans to presidents.


 Rising Administrators


Programs and resources for rising college and university administrators.


 Diversity and Inclusion


Programs, resources and research to foster greater diversity and inclusion in higher education, particularly within the senior leadership ranks.

Aspiring Leaders

Spectrum Aspiring Leaders Program

The ACE Spectrum Aspiring Leaders Program is designed to advance mid-level leaders from diverse backgrounds into senior leadership ranks of higher education.

Moving the Needle: Advancing Women in Higher Education Leadership

This collaborative, multi-association initiative seeks to increase the number of women in senior leadership positions in higher education through programs, research, and resources.

National Women's Leadership Forum

Registration is now open for this 3-day leadership program is for senior-level women administrators (typically deans and above) seeking a college or university presidency, vice presidency, or major deanship.

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Regional Women's Leadership Forum

The Regional Women’s Leadership Forums are designed for mid-level women administrators with high potential for advancement in higher education administration.


 Alfred P. Sloan Projects for Faculty Career Flexibility

Alfred P. Sloan Projects for Faculty Career Flexibility

Alfred P. Sloan Projects for Faculty Career Flexibility

This series of projects highlights and rewards institutions that effectively recruit, retain, and advance faculty in their careers as a means of developing institutional capacity.

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National Challenge for Higher Education: Retaining a 21st Century Workforce

A campaign to increase the awareness of the positive benefits of workplace flexibility for institutions and their faculties.