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Diversity in Leadership

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Diversity in Leadership

  • ACE has demonstrated a long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education, particularly in the senior leadership ranks for people of color and women. The identification and development of college and university leaders who are representative of the general population in the United States, one that is increasingly diverse, is a strategic priority. Our research, programs and initiatives call to light the complex structural barriers that undergird advantage for some and disadvantage for others, mainly people of color and women. By engaging stakeholders and gatekeepers who are responsible for selecting and promoting leaders in a generative dialogue that broadens the appreciation for the assets and experiences that diversity brings, we will advance equity and positive institutional change.

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ACE Related Programs and Initiatives

Moving the Needle: Advancing Women in Higher Education Leadership

This collaborative, multi-association initiative seeks to increase the number of women in senior leadership positions in higher education through programs, research, and resources.

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ACE Women's Network

The ACE Women’s Network is a national system of networks within each state, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia with the goal of advancing and supporting women in higher education.

ACE State Network Leadership Award

The award recognizes an outstanding, innovative, and visionary program sponsored by an ACE State Network or by a college or university.

Reginald Wilson Diversity Leadership Award

This award honors individuals who have demonstrated leadership and commitment on a national level to the advancement of racial and ethnic minorities and other under-represented populations in higher education.

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The Spectrum Initiative

Advancing Diversity in the College Presidency

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