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ACE Names 50 Faculty and Administrators to Fellows Program

July 21, 2011

 

ACE has selected 50 college and university senior faculty and administrators for the 2011-12 class of the ACE Fellows Program, including two sponsored by the F. Marian Bishop Charitable Trust Leadership Program and six from Latin America.

Established in 1965, the ACE Fellows Program—the longest running leadership development program in the United States—focuses on identifying and preparing senior administrators for the nation’s colleges and universities.

“We are excited to welcome the new class of Fellows,” said Sharon A. McDade, director of the Fellows Program. “The program offers individualized, accelerated learning that advances leadership readiness while building institutional capacity. We are eager to embark on this transformational journey with the members of the class of 2011-12.”

The ACE Fellows Program combines retreats, interactive learning opportunities, campus visits and placement at another higher education institution to condense years of on-the-job experience and skills development into a single year.

During the placement, Fellows observe and work with a college or university president and other senior officers at a host institution, attend decision-making meetings and focus on issues of concern. Fellows also conduct projects that will contribute to the institutional capacity of their home institutions. Projects have included developing an internationalization process, designing a post-tenure review practice, strategizing a teaching-learning center and crafting a productivity design to support the academic success of first-generation college students.

The Fellows also engage in leadership and management activities to enhance their knowledge about the challenges and opportunities confronting higher education.

The 2011-12 class will bring to 1,742 the number of higher education leaders who have participated in the program since its inception. Of those, more than 300 Fellows have gone on to serve as chief executive officers of colleges and universities. In addition, more than 700 have served at the cabinet level and more than 1,100 have served as provosts, vice presidents or deans.

McDade further commented, “One of the strengths of the Fellows Program experience is the learning community created among class members, which taps the incredible diversity of participants by gender, race/ethnicity, institution type, job function area and disciplinary background. This class also includes international diversity and representation from higher education organizations, creating a powerful learning network that lives well beyond the Fellowship year.”

The F. Marian Bishop Charitable Trust Leadership Program is designed to prepare medical faculty, specifically family medicine physicians, for leadership positions at medical schools and academic health centers.

MEDIA CONTACT: Erin Hennessy ▪ 202-939-9367 ▪ ehennessy@acenet.edu

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