ACE Board of Directors


​Michael Rao, Chair
President, Virginia Commonwealth University and VCU Health

Linda A. Livingstone, Vice Chair/Chair-Elect
President, Baylor University (TX)

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

Ted Mitchell, Ex Officio
President, American Council on Education

Elected Board Members

​Term Ending March 2023

Lawrence S. Bacow, President, Harvard University (MA)

Ana Mari Cauce, President, University of Washington

Richard J. Helldobler, President, William Paterson University of New Jersey, Ex Officio

Juan Sánchez Muñoz, President, 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 2025

Neeli Bendapudi, President, The Pennsylvania State University

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)

Scott Pulsipher, President, Western Governors University

Karen Schuster Webb, President, Union Institute & University

Tom Stritikus, President, Fort Lewis College (CO)​

​Term Ending March 2024

Roslyn Clark Artis, President, Benedict College (SC)

Sylvia M. Burwell, President, American University (DC)

Anne M. Kress, President, Northern Virginia Community College

James B. Milliken, Chancellor, The University of Texas System

Bill Pink, President, Ferris State University (MI)

Michael Rao, President, Virginia Commonwealth University

Judy K. Sakaki, President Emeritus, Sonoma State University (CA), Ex Officio

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
Charles L. Welch, President, Arkansas State University System
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, Loyola University Chicago (IL)
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 2023

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 2023

Washington Higher Education Secretariat Designated Representative
Andy Brantley, President and CEO,​​ CUPA-HR
Term Ending March 2023

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