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Lynn M. Gangone

Lynn M. Gangone

Vice President, ACE Leadership

Specialization: Higher education leadership development; diversity and inclusion in higher education leadership; women’s leadership and advancement; higher education management and strategic planning; education policy

​Lynn M. Gangone joined ACE in April 2015 as vice president for leadership programs. She is a seasoned higher education leader with both campus- and association-based senior leadership experience and is responsible for guiding the Council’s suite of programming for current and future higher education leaders. She has conducted research and published in a number of areas, including women’s leadership and advancement and nonprofit organizational viability and change management.

Gangone most recently was the dean of Colorado Women’s College at the University of Denver (DU), and also was a clinical professor of higher education at DU’s Morgridge College of Education. Prior to DU, she 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.

Gangone 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.

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 (MA).