ACE Board of Directors


​​Ronald A. Crutcher, Chair
President Emeritus, University of Richmond (VA)

Michael Rao, Vice Chair/Chair-Elect
President, Virginia Commonwealth University

Paul J. LeBlanc, Immediate Past Chair
President, Southern New Hampshire University

Linda A. LivingstoneSecretary
President, Baylor University (TX)

Ted Mitchell, Ex Officio
President, American Council on Education

Elected Board Members

Term Ending March 2022

Carrie Besnette Hauser, President, Colorado Mountain College
Joan T.A. Gabel, President, University of Minnesota
Paul J. LeBlanc, President, Southern New Hampshire University
Linda A. Livingstone, President, Baylor University (TX)
Eloy Ortiz Oakley, Chancellor, California Community Colleges
Scott Pulsipher, President, Western Governors University
Tom Stritikus, President, Fort Lewis College (CO)
Karen Schuster Webb, President, Union Institute & University (OH)

​Term Ending March 2023

Lawrence S. Bacow, President, Harvard University (MA)
Christopher B. Howard, Robert Morris University (PA)
Mark Mitsui, President, Portland Community College (OR)
Juan Sánchez Muñoz, Chancellor, University of California, Merced
Brian Noland, President, East Tennessee State University
Richard J. Pappas, President, Davenport University (MI)
Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, Chancellor, The City University of New York
Valerie Smith, President, Swarthmore College (PA)

​Term Ending March 2024

Roslyn Clark Artis, President, Benedict College (SC)
Sylvia M. Burwell, President, American University (DC)
Damián J. Fernández, President, Eckerd College (FL)
James B. Milliken, Chancellor, The University of Texas System
Thuy Thi Nguyen, President, Foothill College (CA)
Bill Pink, President, Grand Rapids Community College (MI)
Michael Rao, President, Virginia Commonwealth University
Leocadia I. Zak, President, Agnes Scott College (GA)

Board Members by Designated Associations

American Association of Community Colleges
Daniel J. Phelan, President, Jackson College (MI)
Term Ending March 2023

American Association of State Colleges and Universities
F. Javier Cevallos, President, Framingham State University
Term Ending March 2023

Association of American Colleges and Universities
Ronald A. Crutcher, President Emeritus, University of Richmond (VA)
Term Ending March 2023

Association of American Universities
Gary S. May, Chancellor, University of California, Davis
Term Ending March 2024

Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
Peter M. Donohue, President, Villanova University (PA)
Term Ending March 2023

Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities
Mark C. Reed, President, Saint Joseph’s University (PA)
Term Ending March 2024

Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
James P. Clements, President, Clemson University (SC)
Term Ending March 2024

Council for Christian Colleges and Universities
Shirley V. Hoogstra, President
Term Ending March 2022

Council of Independent Colleges
Nayef Samhat, President, Wofford College
Term Ending March 2023

National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education
Michael J. Sorrell, President, Paul Quinn College
Term Ending March 2023

National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
Isiaah Crawford, President, University of Puget Sound (WA)
Term Ending March 2024

NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
Kevin Kruger, President
Term Ending March 2022

Washington Higher Education Secretariat Designated Representative
Andy Brantley, President and CEO,​​ CUPA-HR
Term ending March 2024


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