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ACE Leadership

  • ACE LeadershipFulfilling higher education’s 21st century mission depends upon a visionary, bold, and diverse global community of institutional leaders. ACE Leadership serves i​ndividuals and institutions eager to seize the opportunity and embrace the challenge of serving and leading complex institutions.
  • In the coming year, ACE will transform its leadership development programs into a series of regional summits and will launch a robust peer-to-peer online community platform and virtual library of content.
  • The redesigned offerings will provide participants new opportunities for peer-to-peer and online learning, and an enhanced ability to build and sustain networks through online communities. 
  • Look for the first of these changes in October of 2018. For more details on the upcoming changes to ACE Leadership programs, read the full press release.​



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ACE Fellows Program

The ACE Fellows Program helps ensure that higher education’s future leaders are ready to take on real-world challenges and serve the capacity-building needs of their institutions.

Regional Summits

ACE Regional Summits bring together small groups of senior higher education leaders to facilitate deep conversations and devise solutions for the most pressing and strategic issues on your campus.




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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.

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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Presidential Roundtables

Roundtable conversations among presidents, leaders and experts which explore a set of pressing higher education issues.


 Alfred P. Sloan Projects for Faculty Career Flexibility

Alfred P. Sloan Projects for Faculty Career Flexibility

Alfred P. Sloan Projects for Faculty Career Flexibility

This series of projects highlights and rewards institutions that effectively recruit, retain, and advance faculty in their careers as a means of developing institutional capacity.

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National Challenge for Higher Education: Retaining a 21st Century Workforce

A campaign to increase the awareness of the positive benefits of workplace flexibility for institutions and their faculties.