Those interested in becoming a member of the 2014-15 class of the ACE Fellows Program now have until Jan. 2 to apply.
Established in 1965, the ACE Fellows Program—the longest running leadership development program in the United States—identifies and prepares senior leadership for the nation's colleges and universities.
The program combines placement at another higher education institution with retreats, interactive learning opportunities and campus visits to condense years of on-the-job experience and skills development into a single year.
The program is also flexible. Working with the nominating and host institution mentors, ACE Fellows design an individualized learning contract that articulates their plans for the year, including the choice to spend a full year, a semester, or a schedule of periodic visits away on another campus.
The 48 members of the 2013-14 class of the ACE Fellows Program have been placed with a wide array of colleges and universities, including four-year and two-year, public and private institutions.
Nearly 2,000 higher education leaders have participated in the ACE Fellows Program since its inception, with more than 300 Fellows having served as college or university chief executive officers and more than 1,300 having served as provosts, vice presidents and deans.
Past ACE Fellows say they keep an eye out for future leaders who could benefit from the program.
"I nominated an emerging leader to the ACE Fellows Program because I wanted that person to have the benefits of the mentorship I received as a Fellow,” says Marie Foster Gnage, president of West Virginia University at Parkersburg and immediate past board chair of the American Association of Community Colleges.
Click here to apply now.
To watch a recent informational webinar about the ACE Fellows Program, click here.
For additional information about the ACE Fellows Program or to speak to a staff person, please call 202-939-9420 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.