Statement by ACE President Ted Mitchell on the Passing of Former ACE President Molly Corbett Broad
January 03, 2023

​“Molly Corbett Broad, who served as ACE president from 2008-2017, was a pathbreaking and innovative higher education leader whose work made a profound impact on thousands of students at the institutions she served and all of American higher education.

As ACE’s 12th president and first female president, Molly spearheaded a wide range of initiatives aimed at advancing the Council’s historic mission of leadership and advocacy, improving access to postsecondary education, and enabling colleges and universities to anticipate and respond in innovative ways to an evolving higher education landscape.

Molly was a friend, colleague, and mentor to so many of us throughout the higher education community. She leaves a legacy of excellence, leadership, and service. On a personal note, Molly was ever gracious in providing wise counsel to me over the years, including in my former role as under secretary of education and when I assumed the helm at ACE. She will be sorely missed.”

Molly Corbett Broad

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