ACE Board of Directors


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

Ronald A. Crutcher, Vice Chair/Chair Elect
President, University of Richmond (VA)

​​​Mark P. Becker, Immediate Past Chair
President, Georgia State University

Michael Rao, Secretary
President, Virginia Commonwealth University

Ted Mitchell, Ex Officio 
President, American Council on Education

Elected Board Members

Term Ending March 2021

Jonathan R. Alger, President, James Madison University (VA)
Rosyln Clark Artis, President, Benedict College (SC)
Mark P. Becker, President, Georgia State University
Waded Cruzado
, President, Montana State University
Andrew Hamilton
, President, New York University
Dianne F. Harrison
, President, California State University-Northridge
Timothy L. Killeen, President, University of Illinois System
James B. Milliken, Chancellor, The University of Texas System
Bill Pink, President, Grand Rapids Community College (MI)
Clayton Spencer
, President, Bates College (ME)​

​Term Ending March 2022

Carrie Besnette Hauser, President, Colorado Mountain College
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
Michael Rao
, President, Virginia Commonwealth 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)

Chris 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

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, University of Richmond (VA)
Term Ending March 2023

Association of American Universities
Howard Gillman, Chancellor, University of California, Irvine
Term Ending March 2021

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 2021

Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
James P. Clements, President, Clemson University (SC)
Term Ending March 2021

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

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

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
Roger N. Casey, President, McDaniel College (MD)
Term Ending March 2022

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

Washington Higher Education Secretariat Designated Representative
Kathleen Curry Santora, President, National Association of College and University Attorneys
Term Ending March 2021


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