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ACE Women's Network Executive Council

December 30, 1899


​The ACE Women's Network Executive Council supports state networks by serving as liaisons and mentors to state coordinators and providing leadership for developing or strengthening state planning boards.

The Council also advises ACE's Inclusive Excellence Group on issues pertaining to the overall functioning of the ACE Women's Network, nominates women to participate in ACE’s Women’s National and Regional Leadership Forums and serves as a "speakers bureau" for the forums.

Left to Right:
Gayle Hytrek (Emerita), Leah Witcher Jackson Teague, Kim Bobby, Linda Steele, Haifa Reda Jamalallail, Devorah Lieberman (Emerita), Wanda Mitchell (Emerita), Concetta Stewart, Susan Carlson (Emerita), Cynthia Smith Forrest, Connie Gores (Chair), Lisa Rossbacher (Immediate Past Chair), Marie Foster Gnage, Beatriz Gonzalez Robinson

Not pictured:
Josefina Castillo Baltodano, Nancy "Rusty" Barcelo, Margaret Drugovich, Deborah Freund, Denise Hammon, Madlyn Hanes, Luoluo Hong, Michelle Howard-Vital (Vice Chair), Pamela Kalbfleisch, Marsha V. Krotseng, Ellen Kabat Lensch, Deborah McCreery, Evie Myers, Wendy Thompson, Karen Schuster Webb

2014–15 Council Members Contact Information

Nancy "Rusty" Barceló

Northern New Mexico University
921 Paseo de Onate
Espanola, NM 87532
Assistant: Amy Pena (

Margaret L. Drugovich
Hartwick College
Yager Hall
Oneonta, NY 13820
607-431-4998 |
Assistant: Rebecca Welton (

Deborah A. Freund
Claremont Graduate University
1150 East 10th Street, Harper Hall 100
Claremont, CA 91711
909-607-3305 |
Assistant: Donna R. Standlea (

Connie J. Gores (Chair)
Southwest Minnesota State University
1501 State Street
Marshall, MN 56258
507-537-6272 |
Assistant: Chris Anderson (

Denise A. Hammon
Marian Court College
35 Little's Point Road
Swampscott, MA 01907
781-309-5200 |
Assistant: Kristen Baldacc (

Luoluo Hong
Vice President for Student Affairs
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA  94132
Phone: 415-338-7313 ​|
Assistant: Agnes Barin Valero (

Michelle Howard-Vital (Vice-Chair)
Senior Fellow
American Association of State Colleges and Universities
1307 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 919-824-8590 ​|

Haifa Reda Jamal Al-Lail
Effat University
P.O. Box 34689
Jeddah 21478 Saudi Arabia
011-966-2-6364300 (1000)  ​|
Assistant: Areej A. Rahman (

Pamela Kalbfleisch
Professor of Psychology and Communication
University of North Dakota
Corwin-Larimore Hall, 319 Harvard Street
PO Box 8380
Grand Forks, ND 58202
701-777-6369 |

Ellen Kabat Lensch

Executive Director for Resource Development and Innovation
Eastern Iowa Community College District
306 W. River Drive
Davenport, IA  52801
563-336-3331 |
Assistant: Donna Day (

Deborah McCreery
Vice President for Advancement
Albright College
1621 N. 13th Street
Reading, PA  19604
Assistant: Sheila A. DaDamio (

Evie M. Myers
Vice President for Equity, Diversity, and Global Outreach
North Dakota State University
Putnam 102
P.O. Box 6050, Dept. 4600
Fargo, ND  58102
701-231-7708 |
Assistant:  Amy Ochoa (

Beatriz Gonzalez Robinson
Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and Professor of Educational Counseling
University of La Verne
1950 Third Street
La Verne, CA 91750
909-448-4512 |
Assistant: Gale Longobardo (

Lisa Rossbacher
Humboldt State University
1 Harpst Street
Arcata, CA 91750
707-826-3311 |
Assistant: Mary B. Hackett (

Linda Steele
Vice President, Enrollment and Student Affairs
Franklin University
201 S. Grant Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215
614-947-6583 |
Assistant: Katrina Graham (

Leah Witcher Jackson Teague
Assistant Dean and Professor
Baylor University School of Law
One Bear Place #97288
Waco, TX 76798-7288
Phone: 254-710-1911 | Fax: 254-710-2316
Assistant: Meredith Meyer (

Wendy J. Thompson
Vice Chancellor
Tennessee Board of Regents
1415 Murfresseboro Road
Nashville, TN  37217
615-366-3920 |
Assistant: Deanna Stacey (

Karen Schuster Webb
Antioch University Midwest
900 Dayton Street
Yellow Springs, OH 45387
937-769-1856 |
Assistant: Jennifer Maynard (


Special Appointments

Josefina Castillo Baltodano
Founder and Executive Director,
Executive Leadership Academy
Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE)
University of California, Berkeley
771 Evans Hall, MC 4650
Berkeley, CA 94720-4650
510-643-5719 |
Assistant: Christina Herd (

Cynthia Smith Forrest
Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students
University of New England
11 Hills Beach Road, 129 Decary Hall
Biddeford, ME 04005-9599
207-602-2372 |
Assistants: Linsey Pilon (
and Diane Beaudoin (

Marie Foster Gnage
Florida State College at Jacksonville - Downtown Campus
101 West State Street
Jacksonville, FL  32202
904-632-5094 |

Assistant: Regina Harris (

Madlyn Hanes
Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses and Chancellor, University College
The Pennsylvania State University
111 Old Main
University Park, PA 16802
814-863-0327 |
Assistant: Melanie Ekdahl (

Marsha V. Krotseng
Bluefield State College
219 Rock Street
Bluefield, WV 24701
304-327-4030 |
Assistant: Anita Barilla (

Concetta M. Stewart
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Mercy College
555 Broadway
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
914-674-7500 |
Assistant: Jennifer Dugan (


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