Lachone Fuquay

Senior Program Manager, Business Operations, ACE Connect

​Lachone Fuquay is senior program manager of business operations for Community Strategy and Engagement, American Council on Education (ACE). During her tenure career at ACE, Fuquay has served in various capacities, including assistant director, program administrator, program manager, program coordinator, staff researcher, and staff associate. Her major responsibilities have included managing and directing various aspects of programs conducted through the Inclusive Excellence and Shared Services Groups of the Division of Leadership and Lifelong Learning, Center for Advancement of Racial and Ethnic Equity (CAREE), and Office of Minorities in Higher Education (OMHE).

Fuquay has worked on various management teams and was instrumental to developing and managing financial and programmatic logistics for several nationally acclaimed programs, including ACE Regional Summits; ACE Fellows Program; ACE Institutes for New Chief Academic Officers; National and Regional Women’s Leadership Forums; ACE Leadership Academy for Department Chairs; Institutes for New Presidents; Advancing to the Presidency Workshops; U.S. South Africa Partnership for Skills Development—Program Managers & Student Support Managers Observational Study Tour; At Home in the World: Educating for Global Connections and Local Commitments to Promote Multicultural and Internationalization; Advancing Internationalization: Communities and Campuses Working Together; U.S. South Africa Partnership for Skills Development—CEO Traveling Seminar, and USAID HED Higher Education for Development Partners Planning Workshop.

Among Fuquay’s major accomplishments was the management and direction of the CLASSIC Meeting Series, which addressed major issues and challenges facing administrators and faculty of color in the academy, and program management of the Summits for College and University Presidents and Chancellors of Color; Summits for Women of Color Administrators and Faculty in Higher Education; and Technical Assistance Workshops on College Admissions and Affirmative Action. She is most notable for her planning and execution of the Educating All of One Nation diversity (formerly One-Third of a Nation) conferences, the largest conference of campus diversity administrators in higher education. She has also been a major contributor to the research and success of many nationally known publications, including the Minorities in Higher Education status report.

Fuquay has also served as a consultant to the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP) and Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) and worked for the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES); the United Negro College Fund; Integrated Systems Approach to Improving Management (ISATM), U.S. Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Government Financial Operations; the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG); and the U.S. Department of the Navy-Naval Supply Systems Command (top secret clearance).

Fuquay received her MBA degree in financial management and business operations from Southeastern University and a BS degree in management from Virginia State University.