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Building the Foundations for the 2018-19 ACE Fellows Class

June 18, 2018


​Last week in Washington, DC, the 2018-19 class of the ACE Fellows Program met for orientation. The cohort members began building relationships that will sustain them throughout the year and laid foundations to maximize their learning.

And while the current class got underway, applications for the next cohort are arriving. If you’re asking yourself, “How far could the ACE Fellows Program take me?” then apply now for the 2019-20 class here. You can also nominate a promising leader.

The 2018-19 class was announced in March—click here to see the members. 

The ACE Fellows Program condenses years of on-the-job experience and skills development into a single year. It is the most effective, comprehensive leadership development program in American higher education today. Of the nearly 2,000 Fellows to date, more than 80 percent have served as chief executive officers, chief academic officers, other cabinet level positions, and deans.

During the orientation last week, a panel of past Fellows offered advice for the new class, answering questions such as: How do you prioritize ideas? How can the politics of an institution impact your Fellowship? How do you remain connected with your home institution during your placement?

Other topics covered during orientation were the arc of the Fellowship year, the logistics of placement on a host campus, and the requirements of the Fellowship project that each Fellow will undertake.

The 2018-19 class opening retreat will take place in Richmond, VA, Aug. 7-13; there the Fellows will share their placements with their peers and officially kick off their Fellowship year.

For more information about applying to the 2019-20 class of Fellows or to speak to a staff person, please email or call 202-939-9376.

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