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Join the Commitment to Moving the Needle: Advancing Women in Higher Education Leadership

December 30, 1899


What is the Commitment? 

The Moving the Needle: Advancing Women in Higher Education Leadership commitment is a national campaign that asks presidents of colleges, universities and related associations to commit to help achieve the goal that by 2030, half of U.S. college and university chief executives are women.

Moving the Needle Goals

  1. Generate a national sense of urgency elevating the need for advancing women in higher education leadership positions.
  2. Encourage governing boards and other higher education institutional decision- & policy-making bodies to consider practices for recruiting and hiring women to chief executive offices.
  3. Achieve women’s advancement to mid-level and senior-level positions in higher education administration by building capacities in women and in institutions.
  4. Suggest practices and models that recognize success in advancing women in higher education.

ACE has had a longstanding commitment to advancing women leaders, and we know that diversity creates stronger leadership


As a president, I recognize my ability to effect change, inform perception, and elevate priorities. As a president, I have a pivotal role in shaping the next generation of presidents who will succeed me. As a president, I promote the advancement of women to the presidency as a national imperative and seek ways to support the advancement of all women. By signing on to this commitment, I pledge to:

  • Nominating qualified women to the highest positions of leadership in higher education wherever and whenever possible
  • Providing opportunities for emerging women leaders to gain access to the skills and experiences necessary to advance
  • Educating others, including boards, on the benefits of a gender-diversified leadership
  • Empowering leadership teams in my own institution to sponsor women leaders

A list of presidents have already signed on to support the Moving the Needle initiative. Click the green button on the right to add your name in support of Moving the Needle: Advancing Women Leaders in Higher Education as a national imperative. Once you have signed on to the commitment, please use the Moving the Needle Communications Toolkit with messages on how to spread the word about the campaign.

To access the Commitment Signers' list by state click here

Inaugural Signers

  1. James Anderson, chancellor & professor of psychology, Fayetteville State University (NC)
  2. Roslyn Artis, president, Florida Memorial University
  3. Douglas Baker, president, Northern Illinois University
  4. Eric Barron, president, Penn State University
  5. Denise Battles, president, State University of New York-College at Geneseo
  6. Rose Bellanca, president, Washtenaw Community College (MI)
  7. Joanne Berger-Sweeney, president, Trinity College (CT)
  8. Cynthia Bioteau, CEO, Florida State College at Jacksonville
  9. Anne Blackhurst, president, Minnesota State University Moorhead
  10. Robin Bowen, president, Arkansas Tech University
  11. J. Noah Brown, president and chief executive officer, Association of Community College Trustees (DC)
  12. Joseph Castro, president, California State University - Fresno
  13. Thom Chesney, president, Brookhaven College (TX)
  14. Soraya M. Coley, president, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  15. Katherine Conway-Turner, president, Buffalo State College (NY)
  16. Mary-Beth Cooper, president, Springfield College (MA)
  17. Molly Corbett Broad, president, American Council on Education (DC)
  18. Steven Corey, president, Olivet College (MI)
  19. Rudolph Crew, president, Medgar Evers College (NY)
  20. Waded Cruzado, president, Montana State University
  21. Rassoul Dastmozd, president, Saint Paul College (MN)
  22. David Decker, president, Franklin University (OH)
  23. Cheryl D. Dozier, president, Savannah State University (GA)
  24. Margaret Drugovich, president, Hartwick College (NY)
  25. Dorothy Duran, president, Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical
  26. Susan Engelkemeyer, president, Nichols College (MA)
  27. Joyce Ester, president, Normandale Community College (MN)
  28. Margarita Fernández-Zavala, chancellor, University of Puerto Rico at Bayamón
  29. Carine Feyten, chancellor and president, Texas Woman's University
  30. Henry Foley, interim chancellor, University of Missouri
  31. Deborah Ford, chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Parkside
  32. Terry Gaalswyk, president, Minnesota West Community & Technical College
  33. James Gandre, president, Manhattan School of Music (NY)
  34. James Gaudino, president, Central Washington University
  35. Rufus Glasper, chancellor, Maricopa Community Colleges (AZ)
  36. Connie Gores, president, Southwest Minnesota State University
  37. Bernadette Gray-Little, chancellor, University of Kansas
  38. Jose-Marie Griffiths, president, Dakota State University
  39. Thomas Haas, president, Grand Valley State University (MI)
  40. Madlyn Hanes, vice president and chancellor, Commonwealth Campuses, Penn State
  41. Tori Haring-Smith, president, Washington & Jefferson College (PA)
  42. Dianne Harrison, president, California State University Northridge
  43. Ann Weaver Hart, president, University of Arizona
  44. Karen Haynes, president, California State University San Marcos
  45. Sue Henderson, president, New Jersey City University
  46. Donna Henry, chancellor, The University of Virginia's College at Wise
  47. Susan Herbst, president, University of Connecticut
  48. Paul Hill, chancellor, West Virginia Higher Education System
  49. Kathi Hiyane-Brown, president, Whatcom Community College (WA)
  50. Maureen Hoyler, president, Council for Opportunity in Education (DC)
  51. Patricia Hsieh, president, San Diego Miramar College (CA)
  52. Bonita Jacobs, president, University of North Georgia
  53. Haifa Jamal Allail, president, Effat University (SB)
  54. Tuajuanda Jordan, president, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  55. Jane A. Karas, president, Flathead Valley Community College (MT)
  56. Brian King, chancellor, Los Rios Community College District (CA)
  57. Marsha Krotseng, president, Bluefield State College (WV)
  58. Donald Laackman, president, Champlain College (VT)
  59. Carol Leary, president, Bay Path University (MA)
  60. Paul LeBlanc, president, Southern New Hampshire University
  61. Richard Legon, president, Association of Governing Boards (DC)
  62. Dorothy Leland, chancellor, University of California, Merced
  63. Devorah Lieberman, president, University of La Verne (CA)
  64. Cynthia Lindquist, president, Cankdeska Cikana Community College (ND)
  65. Russell Lowery-Hart, president, Amarillo College (TX)
  66. George Lucas, president, Urbana University (OH)
  67. Elaine Maimon, president, Governors State University (IL)
  68. Bill Maki, president, Northeast Higher Education District (MN)
  69. Mirta Martin, president, Fort Hays State University (KS)
  70. Tisa Mason, president, Valley City State University (ND)
  71. Mary Ellen Mazey, president, Bowling Green State University (OH)
  72. Lex McMillan, president, Albright College (PA)
  73. Jeremy McMillen, president, Grayson College (TX)
  74. Michael Middleton, interim president, University of Missouri System
  75. Judy Miner, chancellor, Foothill-De Anza Community College District (CA)
  76. Carol Moore, president, Burlington College (VT)
  77. Leroy Morishita, president, California State University - East Bay
  78. Gretchen Mullin-Sawicki, campus president, Community College of Allegheny County (PA)
  79. Robert Nelsen, president, California State University, Sacramento
  80. Ron Newcomb, president, Chattahoochee Technical College (GA)
  81. Mark Nook, chancellor, Montana State University Billings
  82. Kirk Nooks, president, Metropolitan Community College - Longview (MO)
  83. Kathleen Owens, president, Gwynedd Mercy University (PA)
  84. Mary Papazian, president, Southern Connecticut State University
  85. Lee Pelton, president, Emerson College (MA)
  86. Earl Potter, president, St. Cloud State University (MN)
  87. Tina Richardson, chancellor, Penn State Lehigh Valley
  88. Danielle Ripich, president, University of New England
  89. Lisa A. Rossbacher, president, Humboldt State University (CA)
  90. Yves Salomon-Fernandez, interim president, Massachusetts Bay Community College
  91. Cheryl Schrader, chancellor, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  92. Karen Schuster Webb, president, Antioch University Midwest (OH)
  93. Suzanne Shipley, president, Midwestern State University (TX)
  94. Carolyn Stefanco, president, The College of Saint Rose (NY)
  95. Janet Steinmayer, president, Mitchell College (CT)
  96. Maryanne Stevens, president, College of Saint Mary (NE)
  97. Cynthia Teniente-Matson, president, Texas A&M University-San Antonio
  98. Sarah Tucker, chancellor, West Virginia Community and Technical College System
  99. Laura Urban, president, Alexandria Technical & Community College (MN)
  100. Nancy Uscher, president, Cornish College of the Arts (WA)
  101. Raquel Vargas, chancellor, University of Puerto Rico - Utuado Campus
  102. Efrain Vazquez-Vera, chancellor, University of Puerto Rico at Humacao
  103. Margaret Venable, president, Dalton State College (GA)
  104. Thomas Walker, president, Central Community College - Grand Island (NE)
  105. Beverly Walker-Griffea, president, Mott Community College (MI)
  106. Brent Wallace, president, North Central Texas College
  107. Dwaun Warmack, president, Harris-Stowe State University (MO)
  108. Charles Wight, president, Weber State University (UT)
  109. Les Wong, president, San Francisco State University (CA)
  110. Betty Young, president, Hocking College (OH)

Signers - Expanding the Committment to Moving the Needle: Advancing Women in Higher Education Leadership

  1. Janice Abraham, president, United Educators (MD)
  2. Loretta Adrian, president, Coastline Community College (CA)
  3. Michael Alexander, president, Lasell College (MA)
  4. Jonathan Alger, president, James Madison University (VA)
  5. Linda Allen, president, Hawkeye Community College (IA)
  6. Terry Allison, chancellor, Indiana University South Bend
  7. Teresa Amott, president, Knox College (IL)
  8. Pamela Anglin, president, Paris Junior College (TX)
  9. David Armstrong, president, Thomas More College (KY)
  10. Kelly Austin, chancellor, Penn State Schuylkill
  11. Steven Bahls, president, Augustana College (IL)
  12. Don Bantz, president, Alaska Pacific University
  13. Robert Barchi, president, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  14. Erika Beck, president, California State University, Channel Islands
  15. Barbara Beebe, president, Western Texas College
  16. Joe Bertolino, president, Lyndon State College (VT)
  17. Kaylen Betzig, president, Waukesha County Technical College (WI)
  18. Erik Bitterbaum, president, SUNY Cortland (NY)
  19. Christopher Blake, president, Middle Georgia State University
  20. Nancy Blattner, president, Caldwell University (OH)
  21. Diane Blau, president, Michigan School of Professional Psychology (NJ)
  22. Gene Block, chancellor, University of California, Los Angeles
  23. Jo Alice Blondin, president, Clark State Community College (OH)
  24. Joel Bloom, president, New Jersey Institute of Technology
  25. George Blumenthal, chancellor, University of California Santa Cruz
  26. Ann Bolman, president, Western Dakota Technical Institute
  27. Leah L. Bornstein, president, Aims Community College (CO)
  28. Philip Boroughs, S.J., president, College of the Holy Cross (MA)
  29. Jim Borsig, president, Mississippi University for Women
  30. Charlotte Borst, president, The College of Idaho
  31. Wallace Boston, president, American Public University System (WV)
  32. Thomas Botzman, president, Misericordia University (PA)
  33. Jose Bowen, president, Goucher College (MD)
  34. John Bravman, president, Bucknell University (PA)
  35. Joseph Brimhall, president, University of Western States (OR)
  36. Ann Britt, president, Martin Community College (NC)
  37. Cameron Brunet-Koch, president, North Central Michigan College
  38. Meredith Bunch, president and ceo, Midstate College (IL)
  39. Colette Pierce Burnette, president and ceo, Huston-Tillotson University (TX)
  40. Susan Burrow, president, Central Alabama Community College
  41. Chris Bustamante, president, Rio Salado College (AZ)​
  42. Manuel Cabral, chancellor, Leeward Community College (HI)
  43. Ángel Cabrera, president, George Mason University (VA)
  44. Michael Calvert, president, Pratt Community College (KS)
  45. Nancy Cantor, chancellor, Rutgers University-Newark (NJ)
  46. Robert Caret, chancellor, University System of Maryland
  47. Gary Carlston, president, Snow College (UT)
  48. Michael Cartney, president, Lake Area Technical Institute (SD)
  49. Christopher Cassirer, president and ceo, Northwestern Health Sciences University (MN)
  50. F. Javier Cevallos, president, Framingham State University (HI)
  51. Andrea Chapdelaine, president, Hood College (MD)
  52. Hara Charlier, president, Central Lakes College (MN)
  53. Rita Cheng, president, Northern Arizona University
  54. Joseph Chillo, president, Newbury College (MA)
  55. Peter Cimbolic, president, Ohio Dominican University
  56. Jim Clements, president, Clemson University (SC)
  57. Bonnie L. Coe, president, Central Ohio Technical College
  58. Jean Conway, president, Eastfield College (TX)
  59. David Wain Coon, superintendent/president, College of Marin (CA)
  60. Steven Corey, president, Olivet College, (MI)​
  61. William Covino, president, California State University-Los Angeles
  62. Casey Crabill, president, Onondaga Community College (NY)
  63. Greg Crawford, president, Miami University (FL)
  64. Raymond Crossman, president, Adler University (IL)
  65. Michael Crow, president, Arizona State University
  66. Kathryn Cruz-Uribe, chancellor, Indiana University East
  67. Jenifer Cushman, chancellor, Penn State Beaver
  68. Jack Daniels, president, Madison Area Technical College (WI)
  69. Richard Davenport, president, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  70. Bob Davies, president, Murray State University (KY)
  71. Elizabeth Davis, president, Furman University (SC)
  72. Sean Decatur, president, Kenyon College (OH)
  73. John J. DeGioia, president, Georgetown University (DC)
  74. Debra Derr, president, Mt. Hood Community College (OR)
  75. Sharon DeVivo, president, Vaughn College (NY)
  76. Daniel A. DiBiasio, president, Ohio Northern University
  77. David Dooley, president, University of Rhode Island  
  78. Stuart Dorsey, president, Texas Lutheran University
  79. Don Doucette, chancellor, Eastern Iowa Community Colleges
  80. Carlee Drummer, president, Quinebaug Valley Community College (CT)
  81. Philip Dubois, chancellor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  82. John M. Dunn, president, Western Michigan University
  83. Douglas Dykstra, chancellor, Windward Community College, (HI)
  84. Pamela Eibeck, president, University of the Pacific (CA)
  85. David Eisler, president, Ferris State University (MI)
  86. Jacquelyn Elliott, president, Central Arizona College 
  87. Eileen Ely, president, Green River College (WA)
  88. Mark Emmert, president, NCAA (IN)​
  89. Fritz Erickson, president, Northern Michigan University
  90. Beatriz Espinoza, president, Coastal Bend College (TX)
  91. Kristin Esterberg, president, State University of New York at Potsdam
  92. Cheryl Evans, president, Northern Oklahoma College
  93. Kenneth Evans, president, Lamar University (TX)
  94. Scott Evenbeck, president, Guttman Community College, (NY)​
  95. Gregory L. Fenves, president, University of Texas at Austin
  96. Ricardo R. Fernandez, president, Lehman College-City University of New York
  97. Barbara Finkelstein, president, York County Community College (ME)
  98. Michael Fiorentino, president, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
  99. Paul Fitzgerald SJ, president, University of San Francisco (CA)
  100. Margaret Mary Fitzpatrick, president, St. Thomas Aquinas College
  101. Tracy Fitzsimmons, president, Shenandoah University (VA)
  102. Scott Flanagan, president, Edgewood College (WI)
  103. Ralph Ford, chancellor, Penn State Erie-The Behrend College (PA)
  104. Jeff Fox, president, College of Southern Idaho
  105. Pamela Fox, president, Mary Baldwin College (VA)
  106. Angela Franklin, president and ceo, Des Moines University (IA)
  107. Rhona Free, president, University of Saint Joseph (CT)
  108. Frank Friedman, president, Piedmont Virginia Community College
  109. Rosalind Fuse-Hall, president, Bennett College (NC)
  110. Sharon Gaber, president, University of Toledo (OH)
  111. James Gaudino, president, Central Washington University
  112. E. Gordon Gee, president, West Virginia University
  113. Jan Gehler, president, Scottsdale Community College (AZ)
  114. Judy Genshaft, president, University of South Florida System
  115. Howard Gillman, chancellor, University of California, Irvine
  116. R. Barbara Gitenstein, president and professor of english, The College of New Jersey
  117. Jay Gogue, president, Auburn University (AL)
  118. Steven Gonzales, president, GateWay Community College (AZ)
  119. Mary Grant, chancellor, University of North Carolina Asheville
  120. Judith Maxwell Greig, president, Notre Dame de Namur University (CA)
  121. Susan Groenwald, president, Chamberlain College of Nursing (MO)
  122. Phoebe Haddon, chancellor, Rutgers University-Camden (NJ)
  123. Chris Haines, president, Phoenix College, (AZ)
  124. Laurie Hamen, president, Mount Mercy University, (IA)
  125. Christine Hammond, president, Mid Michigan Community College
  126. Logan Hampton, president, Lane College (TN)
  127. Dennis Hanno, president, Wheaton College (MA)
  128. Dennis Harkins, president, Orange Coast College (CA)
  129. Sandra Harper, president, McMurry University (TX)
  130. Maria Harper-Marinick, chancellor, Maricopa Community Colleges, (AZ)
  131. Brice Harris, chancellor, California Community Colleges
  132. Dianne Harrison, president, California State University, Northridge
  133. Kathy Hart, superintendent/president, San Joaquin Delta Community College (CA)
  134. Sharon Hart, president, Northern Marianas College (MP)
  135. Marjorie Hass, president, Austin College (TX)
  136. Joyce Helens, president, St Cloud Technical and Community College (MN)
  137. Brenda Hellyer, chancellor, San Jacinto College (TX)
  138. Susan Henking, president, Shimer College (IL)
  139. Faith Hensrud, president, Bemidji State University & Northwest Technical College (MN)
  140. Renee Herzing, president, Herzing University (WI)
  141. Gregory Hess, president, Wabash College (IN)
  142. Karen Holbrook, interim president, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, (MD)
  143. Dennis Holtschneider, CM, president, DePaul University (IL)
  144. David Hopkins, president, Wright State University (OH)
  145. Virginia Horvath, president, State University of New York at Fredonia
  146. Christopher Howard, president, Robert Morris University (PA)
  147. Deneece Huftalin, president, Salt Lake Community College (UT)
  148. Anne Huot, president, Keene State College (NH)
  149. Todd Hutton, president, Utica College (NY)
  150. George Hynd, president, Oakland University (CA)
  151. Alice Marie Jacobs, president, Danville Area Community College (IL)
  152. Bonita Jacobs, President, University of North Georgia
  153. Jula Jane, president & ceo, Coggins International (GA)
  154. John Jasinski, president, Northwest Missouri State University
  155. Sylvia Jenkins, president, Moraine Valley Community College (IL)
  156. Patrick Johns, president, Lake Superior College (MN)
  157. Alex Johnson, president, Cuyahoga Community College (OH)
  158. Christine Johnson, chancellor, Community Colleges of Spokane (WA)
  159. Jacqueline Johnson, chancellor, University of Minnesota, Morris
  160. Kimberly Johnston, president, Methodist College (MI)
  161. Glen Jones, president, Henderson State University (AR)
  162. Stephen Jordan, president, Metropolitan State University of Denver (CO)
  163. Evelyn Jorgenson, president, NorthWest Arkansas Community College
  164. Jonathan Kaplan, president, Walden University (MN)
  165. Vistasp Karbhari, president, The University of Texas at Arlington 
  166. Barbara Kavalier, district president, Navarro College (TX)
  167. W. Hubert Keen, president, Nassau Community College (NY)
  168. Sylvia Kelley, interim president, Portland Community College (OR)
  169. Peggy Kennedy, president, Minnesota State Community & Technical College
  170. Thomas Keon, chancellor, Purdue University Northwest (IN)
  171. Harvey Kesselman, president, Stockton University (IL)
  172. Renu Khator, president, University of Houston (TX)
  173. Pradeep Khosla, chancellor, University of California, San Diego
  174. William Kibler, president, Sul Ross State University (TX)
  175. Flavius Killebrew, president and ceo, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
  176. George Knox, president, Labette Community College (KS)
  177. Beverly Kopper, chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  178. Irene Kovala, president, Glendale Community College (CA)
  179. Kathy Krendl, president, Otterbein University (OH)
  180. Anne Kress, president, Monroe Community College (NY)
  181. Marvin Krislov, president, Oberlin College (OH)
  182. Kevin Kruger, president, NASPA (DC)
  183. Bob Kustra, president, Boise State University (ID)
  184. Sheila Edwards Lange, president, Seattle Central College, (WA)​
  185. Leo Lambert, president, Elon University (NC)
  186. Shawntel Landry, provost and interim president, American College of Education (IN)
  187. Steven Lavine, president, California Institute of the Arts
  188. Terrence Leas, president, Big Bend Community College (WA)
  189. Glen LeRoy, president, Boston Architectural College (MA)
  190. Joan Lescinski, president, St. Ambrose University (IA)
  191. Beth Lewis, president, College of the Mainland (TX)
  192. LGBTQ Presidents In Higher Education Association
  193. Wendy Libby, president, Stetson University (FL)
  194. Donald Loppnow, interim president, Eastern Michigan University
  195. William Lowe, chancellor, Indiana University Northwest
  196. Larry Lundblad, president, Central Lakes College (MN)
  197. Dianne Lynch, president, Stephens College (MO)
  198. Heidi Macpherson, president, The College at Brockport (NY)
  199. Sean Madison, president,Tarrant County College-Trinity River Campus (TX)
  200. Patricia Maguire Meservey, president, Salem State University (MA)
  201. Alberto Maldonado-Ruiz, chancellor, Universidad del Este (PR)
  202. Ali Malekzadeh,  president, Roosevelt University (IL)
  203. Mary Marcy, president, Dominican University of California
  204. Margie Martyn, president, Harold Washington College (IL)
  205. Brian McCall, Chancellor, Texas State University System
  206. Kevin McCarthy, president, Renton Technical College (WA)
  207. Kathleen McCartney, president, Smith College, (MA)
  208. J. Clay McDonald, president, Logan University (MO)
  209. Barbara McDonald, president, North Hennepin Community College (MN)
  210. Maureen McGarrity, president, Holy Family University (PA)
  211. Patricia McGuire, president, Trinity Washington University (DC)
  212. Margaret M. McMenamin, president, Union County College (NJ)
  213. Mary J. Meehan, president, Alverno College (WI)
  214. Diane Melby, president, Our Lady of the Lake University (TX)
  215. Suzanne Mellon, president, Carlow University (PA)
  216. Gail Mellow, president, LaGuardia Community College (NY)
  217. Charles R. Middleton, president emeritus and chair, City Colleges of Chicago
  218. Keith Miller, president, Greenville Technical College (SC)
  219. Fayneese Miller, president, Hamline University (MN)
  220. David Mitchell, president, Olympic College (WA)
  221. Anthony Monaco, president, Tufts University (MA)
  222. Nancy Moody, president, Tusculum College (TN)
  223. Tomas Morales, president, California State University San Bernardino
  224. Raymond Morgan, president, University of Houston-Victoria (TX)
  225. Stephen Morgan, president, Westminster College-Salt Lake City (UT)
  226. Janet Morgan Riggs, president, Gettysburg College (PA)
  227. Jim Mullen, president, Allegheny College (PA)
  228. Shirley Mullen, president, Houghton College (NY)
  229. Brian Murphy, president, De Anza College (CA)
  230. Liz Murphy, ceo, CampusWorks (FL)
  231. Maureen Murphy, president, Brookdale Community College (NJ)
  232. Kathleen Murray, president, Whitman College, (WA)​
  233. Lillian Negrón-Colón, president, Bayamon Central University (PR)
  234. Lester Newman, president, Jarvis Christian College (TX)
  235. Thuy Nguyen, president, Foothill College (CA)
  236. Richard Nielsen, president, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (UT)
  237. Wilfredo Nieves, president, Capital Community College (CT)
  238. Marc Nigliazzo, president, Texas A&M University-Central Texas
  239. Georgia Nugent, president, The College of Wooster (OH)
  240. J. Patrick O'Brien, president and ceo, West Texas A&M University
  241. John O'Brien, president and ceo, EDUCAUSE (DC)
  242. Nancy Oliver Gray, president, Hollins University (VA)
  243. Shari Olson, president, South Mountain Community College (AZ)
  244. Santa Ono, president, University of Cincinnati
  245. John Opperman, Interim President, Texas Tech University
  246. Eduardo Padron, president, Miami Dade College (FL)
  247. Mark Pagano, chancellor, University of Washington Tacoma​
  248. Mary Papazian, president, San Jose State University, (CA)
  249. Richard Pappas, president, Davenport University (MI)
  250. Annette Parker, president, South Central College (MN)
  251. David Parkyn, president, North Park University (IL)
  252. Harris Pastides, president, University of South Carolina
  253. Richard Pattenaude, president, Ashford University (CA)
  254. Richard Patterson, president, Eastern Wyoming College
  255. Baker Pattillo, president, Stephen F. Austin State University (TX)
  256. G. P. "Bud" Peterson, president, Georgia Institute of Technology
  257. Daniel Peterson, president, Daymar College (NY)
  258. Mary Ellen Petrisko, president, WASC Senior College and University Commission (NJ)
  259. Daniel Phelan, president/ceo, Jackson College, (MI)
  260. Patti Phillips, ceo, NACWAA, (MO)
  261. Ann L. Pipinski, president and ceo, Johnson College (MA)
  262. Mac Powell, president, Bastyr University (WA)
  263. Camille Preus, president, Blue Mountain Community College (OR)
  264. Sabah Randhawa, president, Western Washington University
  265. Edward Ray, president, Oregon State University
  266. Maria Cristina Regueiro, president and ceo, Florida National University
  267. Jim Richardson, president, Wenatchee Valley College (WA)
  268. Christine M. Riordan, president, Adelphi University (NY)
  269. ​Thomas Robinson, president and ceo, AACSB International (FL)​
  270. Paula Rooney, president, Dean College (MA)
  271. M. David Rudd, president, University of Memphis (TN)
  272. David Sam, president, Elgin Community College (IL)
  273. Cathy Sandeen, chancellor, University of Wisconsin Colleges and University of Wisconsin-Extension
  274. James Schmidt, chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  275. Richard Schneider, president, Norwich University (VT)
  276. Lawrence Schovanec, president, Texas Tech University
  277. Jake Schrum, president, Emory and Henry College (VA)
  278. Roger Schultz, superintendent/president, Mt. San Jacinto Community College (CA)
  279. Susan Sciame-Giesecke, chancellor, Indiana University Kokomo
  280. Karen Scolforo, president, Central Penn College
  281. John Sellars, president, Graceland University (IA)
  282. Sandra Serrano, chancellor, Kern Community College District (CA)
  283. Peg Shroyer, acting president, St. Cloud Technical & Community College (MN)
  284. Mariko Silver, president, Bennington College (VT)
  285. Ron Slepitza, president, Avila University (MO)
  286. John Smarrelli, president, Christian Brothers University (TN)
  287. Colleen Smith, president, Coconino Community College, (AZ)
  288. James Smith, president, Eastern Michigan University
  289. Robert Smith, interim chancellor, University of Tennessee at Martin
  290. Barbara Snyder, president, Case Western Reserve University (OH)
  291. Mary Spilde, president, Lane Community College (OR)
  292. Chuck Staben, president, University of Idaho
  293. Deborah Stanley, president, State University of New York at Oswego
  294. William Staples, president, University of Houston-Clear Lake (TX)
  295. Donald Steinberg, president, School for International Training (VT)
  296. Joseph Steinmetz, chancellor, University of Arkansas
  297. D. E. Lorraine Sterritt, president, Salem Academy and College (NC)
  298. Susan Stone, president, Frontier Nursing University (KY)
  299. Donald Straney, chancellor, University of Hawaii at Hilo (TX)
  300. Helen J. Streubert, president, College of Saint Elizabeth (NJ)
  301. Kristine Strickland, chancellor, Fletcher Technical Community College (LA)
  302. Carl Strikwerda, president, Elizabethtown College (PA)
  303. Brian Strom, chancellor, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (NJ)
  304. Susan Stuebner, president, Colby-Sawyer College (NH)
  305. Roger Sublett, president, Union Institute and University, (OH)
  306. Monty Sullivan, president, Louisiana Community & Technical Colleges
  307. Jeanne Swarthout, president, Northland Pioneer College (AZ)​
  308. Debbie Sydow, president, Richard Bland College (VA)
  309. John J. "Ski" Sygielsk, president, HACC-Central Pennsylvania's Community College
  310. Paul Szuch, president, Lamar Institute of Technology (TX)
  311. Steven Tallant, president, Texas A & M University-Kingsville
  312. Kelly Thompson, president, Culver-Stockton College (MO)
  313. Denise Trauth, president, Texas State University
  314. William Troutt, president, Rhodes College, (TN)
  315. Betty Vandenbosch, president, Kaplan University, (FL)​
  316. Arthur Vailas, president, Idaho State University
  317. Jack P. Varsalona, president, Wilmington University (DE)
  318. Diane Vertin, president, Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College (WI)
  319. Reynold Verret, president, Xavier University of Louisiana
  320. Kathleen Waldron, president, William Paterson University (NY)
  321. Jianping Wang, president, Mercer County Community College (NJ)
  322. L. Marshall Washington, president, New River Community and Technical College (WV)​
  323. Kenneth Michael Welch, president, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (IL)
  324. Debra West, chancellor, Arkansas State University Mid-South
  325. Timothy White, chancellor, California State University
  326. Karen Whitney, president, Clarion University of Pennsylvania
  327. Wim Wiewel, president, Portland State University (OR)
  328. Kim Wilcox, chancellor, University of California, Riverside
  329. Richard Williams, president, Dixie State University (UT)
  330. Barbara Wilson, interim chancellor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  331. Fred Wood, chancellor, University of Minnesota Crookston
  332. Robert Wyatt, president, Coker College (SC)
  333. Wolf Yeigh, chancellor and professor, University of Washington Bothell
  334. Kristine Young, president, SUNY Orange (NY)
  335. Michael K. Young, president, Texas A&M University

We applaud the leaders who have signed on here and this list will be updated weekly.

We would like to thank the ACE Women’s Network Executive Council, the Moving the Needle Initiative Volunteers and ACE staff across the council who continue to work together with the Division of Leadership Programs, Inclusive Excellence Group to diversify the leadership of higher education.

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