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Lynn M. Gangone Named ACE Vice President for Leadership Programs

March 10, 2015

Lynn Gangone

Lynn M. Gangone


ACE today announced the appointment of Lynn M. Gangone as vice president for leadership programs​.

Gangone, currently dean of Colorado Women’s College at the University of Denver (DU), will oversee the Council’s suite of programming for current and future higher education leaders, including the ACE Fellows Program, the ACE Institute for New Presidents, the Spectrum Executive Leadership Program, the National Women’s Leadership Forum and the ACE Institute for New Chief Academic Officers.

She assumes the post April 1.

“ACE is committed to expanding the pipeline of future higher education leaders and offering state-of-the-art leadership development programming that will enable current and future leaders to see around corners and meet the myriad challenges facing campuses and higher education as a whole,” said ACE President Molly Corbett Broad. “Lynn Gangone brings with her an array of talents and experience that will ensure that our members continue to see ACE’s leadership programs as an essential resource.”

“There is no more vital need in higher education today than developing the pool of diverse, talented and qualified college and university leaders,” Gangone said. “I am excited to have this opportunity to work with the ACE team to elevate and grow ACE’s leadership programs and offer the type of bold, innovative and robust programming that empowers individuals to learn how to transform contemporary challenges into future opportunities.”

Gangone has been dean of Colorado Women’s College since 2007, implementing the college’s mission to educate women “to boldly lead in the communities where they live, work and engage.” She also is a clinical professor of higher education at DU’s Morgridge College of Education.

Prior to her tenure at DU, Gangone was a visiting professor at the George Washington University (DC) Graduate School of Education and Human Development and a strategic planning consultant with Kaludis Consulting. She has served higher education as a faculty member, administrator, association executive, and lobbyist and policy analyst, and is a former vice president of the Maryland Independent College and University Association.

Gangone was recently honored as one of the 25 most powerful women in Colorado by the Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce, as well as one of the 2013 “Women Making History” by the Colorado Black Women for Political Action.

She received an Ed.D. and M.Ed. in higher and postsecondary administration from Columbia University (NY); an M.S. and C.A.S. in counseling psychology from the University at Albany, State University of New York; and a B.A. in political science from The College of New Rochelle (NY). She was a member of the Class of 2010 at the Harvard Institute for Educational Management.

MEDIA CONTACT: Jon Riskind ▪ 202-939-9453 ▪​

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