The ACE Board of Directors will work with the executive search firm Spencer Stuart to conduct a national search for the Council’s 13th president, in a process that begins immediately.
ACE President Molly Corbett Broad, who became ACE’s 12th president in 2008 and is the first woman to lead the organization since its founding in 1918, announced in January that she will step down this fall.
Those interested in inquiring about the ACE presidency or in making nominations should email: ACEpresident@spencerstuart.com.
ACE represents nearly 1,800 college and university presidents and related associations, and provides leadership on key higher education issues and influences public policy through advocacy.
ACE Board Chair Judy C. Miner, chancellor of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District (CA), noted that the Council’s role as the major coordinating body and leading advocate for all of higher education has never been more important.
“The American Council on Education has an historic mission of leadership, advocacy and expanding access to higher education,” Miner said. “We will be looking for leaders with the vision, passion and in-depth knowledge of every sector of the higher education community needed to chart a course forward as ACE heads into its centennial year and in the years to come.”