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Join the Commitment to Moving the Needle: Advancing Women in Higher Education Leadership

December 30, 1899


What is the Commitment? 

The Moving the Needle: Advancing Women in Higher Education Leadership commitment is a national campaign that asks presidents of colleges, universities and related associations to commit to help achieve the goal that by 2030, half of U.S. college and university chief executives are women.

Moving the Needle Goals

  1. Generate a national sense of urgency elevating the need for advancing women in higher education leadership positions.
  2. Encourage governing boards and other higher education institutional decision- & policy-making bodies to consider practices for recruiting and hiring women to chief executive offices.
  3. Achieve women’s advancement to mid-level and senior-level positions in higher education administration by building capacities in women and in institutions.
  4. Suggest practices and models that recognize success in advancing women in higher education.

ACE has had a longstanding commitment to advancing women leaders, and we know that diversity creates stronger leadership


As a president, I recognize my ability to effect change, inform perception, and elevate priorities. As a president, I have a pivotal role in shaping the next generation of presidents who will succeed me. As a president, I promote the advancement of women to the presidency as a national imperative and seek ways to support the advancement of all women. By signing on to this commitment, I pledge to:

  • Nominating qualified women to the highest positions of leadership in higher education wherever and whenever possible
  • Providing opportunities for emerging women leaders to gain access to the skills and experiences necessary to advance
  • Educating others, including boards, on the benefits of a gender-diversified leadership
  • Empowering leadership teams in my own institution to sponsor women leaders

Click the green button on the right to add your name in support of Moving the Needle: Advancing Women Leaders in Higher Education as a national imperative. Once you have signed on to the commitment, please use the Moving the Needle Communications Toolkit with messages on how to spread the word about the campaign.

To access the Commitment Signers' list by state click here

Inaugural Signers

  1. James Anderson, chancellor & professor of psychology, Fayetteville State University (NC)
  2. Roslyn Artis, president, Florida Memorial University
  3. Douglas Baker, president, Northern Illinois University
  4. Eric Barron, president, Penn State University
  5. Denise Battles, president, State University of New York-College at Geneseo
  6. Rose Bellanca, president, Washtenaw Community College (MI)
  7. Joanne Berger-Sweeney, president, Trinity College (CT)
  8. Cynthia Bioteau, CEO, Florida State College at Jacksonville
  9. Anne Blackhurst, president, Minnesota State University Moorhead
  10. Robin Bowen, president, Arkansas Tech University
  11. J. Noah Brown, president and chief executive officer, Association of Community College Trustees (DC)
  12. Joseph Castro, president, California State University - Fresno
  13. Thom Chesney, president, Brookhaven College (TX)
  14. Soraya M. Coley, president, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  15. Katherine Conway-Turner, president, Buffalo State College (NY)
  16. Mary-Beth Cooper, president, Springfield College (MA)
  17. Molly Corbett Broad, president, American Council on Education (DC)
  18. Steven Corey, president, Olivet College (MI)
  19. Rudolph Crew, president, Medgar Evers College (NY)
  20. Waded Cruzado, president, Montana State University
  21. Rassoul Dastmozd, president, Saint Paul College (MN)
  22. David Decker, president, Franklin University (OH)
  23. Cheryl D. Dozier, president, Savannah State University (GA)
  24. Margaret Drugovich, president, Hartwick College (NY)
  25. Dorothy Duran, president, Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical
  26. Susan Engelkemeyer, president, Nichols College (MA)
  27. Joyce Ester, president, Normandale Community College (MN)
  28. Margarita Fernández-Zavala, chancellor, University of Puerto Rico at Bayamón
  29. Carine Feyten, chancellor and president, Texas Woman's University
  30. Henry Foley, interim chancellor, University of Missouri
  31. Deborah Ford, chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Parkside
  32. Terry Gaalswyk, president, Minnesota West Community & Technical College
  33. James Gandre, president, Manhattan School of Music (NY)
  34. James Gaudino, president, Central Washington University
  35. Rufus Glasper, chancellor, Maricopa Community Colleges (AZ)
  36. Connie Gores, president, Southwest Minnesota State University
  37. Bernadette Gray-Little, chancellor, University of Kansas
  38. Jose-Marie Griffiths, president, Dakota State University
  39. Thomas Haas, president, Grand Valley State University (MI)
  40. Madlyn Hanes, vice president and chancellor, Commonwealth Campuses, Penn State
  41. Tori Haring-Smith, president, Washington & Jefferson College (PA)
  42. Dianne Harrison, president, California State University Northridge
  43. Ann Weaver Hart, president, University of Arizona
  44. Karen Haynes, president, California State University San Marcos
  45. Sue Henderson, president, New Jersey City University
  46. Donna Henry, chancellor, The University of Virginia's College at Wise
  47. Susan Herbst, president, University of Connecticut
  48. Paul Hill, chancellor, West Virginia Higher Education System
  49. Kathi Hiyane-Brown, president, Whatcom Community College (WA)
  50. Maureen Hoyler, president, Council for Opportunity in Education (DC)
  51. Patricia Hsieh, president, San Diego Miramar College (CA)
  52. Bonita Jacobs, president, University of North Georgia
  53. Haifa Jamal Allail, president, Effat University (SB)
  54. Tuajuanda Jordan, president, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  55. Jane A. Karas, president, Flathead Valley Community College (MT)
  56. Brian King, chancellor, Los Rios Community College District (CA)
  57. Marsha Krotseng, president, Bluefield State College (WV)
  58. Donald Laackman, president, Champlain College (VT)
  59. Carol Leary, president, Bay Path University (MA)
  60. Paul LeBlanc, president, Southern New Hampshire University
  61. Richard Legon, president, Association of Governing Boards (DC)
  62. Dorothy Leland, chancellor, University of California, Merced
  63. Devorah Lieberman, president, University of La Verne (CA)
  64. Cynthia Lindquist, president, Cankdeska Cikana Community College (ND)
  65. Russell Lowery-Hart, president, Amarillo College (TX)
  66. George Lucas, president, Urbana University (OH)
  67. Elaine Maimon, president, Governors State University (IL)
  68. Bill Maki, president, Northeast Higher Education District (MN)
  69. Mirta Martin, president, Fort Hays State University (KS)
  70. Tisa Mason, president, Valley City State University (ND)
  71. Mary Ellen Mazey, president, Bowling Green State University (OH)
  72. Lex McMillan, president, Albright College (PA)
  73. Jeremy McMillen, president, Grayson College (TX)
  74. Michael Middleton, interim president, University of Missouri System
  75. Judy Miner, chancellor, Foothill-De Anza Community College District (CA)
  76. Carol Moore, president, Burlington College (VT)
  77. Leroy Morishita, president, California State University - East Bay
  78. Gretchen Mullin-Sawicki, campus president, Community College of Allegheny County (PA)
  79. Robert Nelsen, president, California State University, Sacramento
  80. Ron Newcomb, president, Chattahoochee Technical College (GA)
  81. Mark Nook, chancellor, Montana State University Billings
  82. Kirk Nooks, president, Metropolitan Community College - Longview (MO)
  83. Kathleen Owens, president, Gwynedd Mercy University (PA)
  84. Mary Papazian, president, Southern Connecticut State University
  85. Lee Pelton, president, Emerson College (MA)
  86. Earl Potter, president, St. Cloud State University (MN)
  87. Tina Richardson, chancellor, Penn State Lehigh Valley
  88. Danielle Ripich, president, University of New England
  89. Lisa A. Rossbacher, president, Humboldt State University (CA)
  90. Yves Salomon-Fernandez, president, Cumberland County College (NJ)​
  91. Cheryl Schrader, chancellor, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  92. Suzanne Shipley, president, Midwestern State University (TX)
  93. Carolyn Stefanco, president, The College of Saint Rose (NY)
  94. Janet Steinmayer, president, Mitchell College (CT)
  95. Maryanne Stevens, president, College of Saint Mary (NE)
  96. Cynthia Teniente-Matson, president, Texas A&M University-San Antonio
  97. Sarah Tucker, chancellor, West Virginia Community and Technical College System
  98. Laura Urban, president, Alexandria Technical & Community College (MN)
  99. Nancy Uscher, president, Cornish College of the Arts (WA)
  100. Raquel Vargas, chancellor, University of Puerto Rico - Utuado Campus
  101. Efrain Vazquez-Vera, chancellor, University of Puerto Rico at Humacao
  102. Margaret Venable, president, Dalton State College (GA)
  103. Thomas Walker, president, Central Community College - Grand Island (NE)
  104. Beverly Walker-Griffea, president, Mott Community College (MI)
  105. Brent Wallace, president, North Central Texas College
  106. Dwaun Warmack, president, Harris-Stowe State University (MO)
  107. Charles Wight, president, Weber State University (UT)
  108. Les Wong, president, San Francisco State University (CA)
  109. Betty Young, president, Hocking College (OH)​

Signers - Expanding the Committment to Moving the Needle: Advancing Women in Higher Education Leadership

  1. ​Janice Abraham, president, United Educators (MD)
  2. Loretta Adrian, president, Coastline Community College (CA)
  3. Bryan Albrecht, President/Chancellor/CEO, Gateway Technical College (WI)
  4. Michael Alexander, president, Lasell College (MA)
  5. Jonathan Alger, president, James Madison University (VA)
  6. Jo Allen, president, Meredith College (NC)
  7. Linda Allen, president, Hawkeye Community College (IA)
  8. Terry Allison, chancellor, Indiana University South Bend
  9. Teresa Amott, president, Knox College (IL)
  10. Joanna Anderson, president, State Fair Community College (MO)
  11. Pamela Anglin, president, Paris Junior College (TX)
  12. David Armstrong, president, Thomas More College (KY)
  13. Kelly Austin, chancellor, Penn State Schuylkill
  14. Steven Bahls, president, Augustana College (IL)
  15. Twyla Baker-Demaray, president, Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College (ND)
  16. Don Bantz, president, Alaska Pacific University
  17. Robert Barchi, president, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  18. Lezli Baskerville, president and ceo, National Association for Equal Opportunity (DC)
  19. Erika Beck, president, California State University, Channel Islands
  20. Barbara Beebe, president, Western Texas College
  21. Michelle Behr, chancellor, University of Minnesota-Morris
  22. Leslie Bellavance, president, Kendall College of Art and Design (MI)
  23. Maenette Benham, chancellor, University of Hawaii West Oahu
  24. Andrew Benton, president, Pepperdine University, (CA)
  25. Joe Bertolino, president, Southern Connecticut State University
  26. Kaylen Betzig, president, Waukesha County Technical College (WI)
  27. Erik Bitterbaum, president, SUNY Cortland (NY)
  28. Christopher Blake, president, Middle Georgia State University
  29. Nancy Blattner, president, Caldwell University (OH)
  30. Diane Blau, president, Michigan School of Professional Psychology (NJ)
  31. Gene Block, chancellor, University of California, Los Angeles
  32. Jo Alice Blondin, president, Clark State Community College (OH)
  33. Joel Bloom, president, New Jersey Institute of Technology
  34. George Blumenthal, chancellor, University of California Santa Cruz
  35. Ann Bolman, president, Western Dakota Technical Institute
  36. Leah L. Bornstein, president, Aims Community College (CO)
  37. Philip Boroughs, S.J., president, College of the Holy Cross (MA)
  38. Susan Borrego, chancellor, University of Michigan-Flint
  39. Jim Borsig, president, Mississippi University for Women
  40. Charlotte Borst, president, The College of Idaho
  41. Wallace Boston, president, American Public University System (WV)
  42. Thomas Botzman, president, Misericordia University (PA)
  43. Jose Bowen, president, Goucher College (MD)
  44. Andy Brantley, president and ceo, College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (TN)
  45. John Bravman, president, Bucknell University (PA)
  46. Joseph Brimhall, president, University of Western States (OR)
  47. Ann Britt, president, Martin Community College (NC)
  48. Cameron Brunet-Koch, president, North Central Michigan College
  49. Walter Bumphus, president and ceo, American Association of Community Colleges (DC)
  50. Meredith Bunch, president and ceo, Midstate College (IL)
  51. Colette Pierce Burnette, president and ceo, Huston-Tillotson University (TX)
  52. Mickey Burnim, president, Bowie State University (MD)
  53. Susan Burrow, president, Central Alabama Community College
  54. Chris Bustamante, president, Rio Salado College (AZ)​
  55. Alison Byerly, president, Lafayette College (PA)
  56. Manuel Cabral, chancellor, Leeward Community College (HI)
  57. Ángel Cabrera, president, George Mason University (VA)
  58. Michael Calvert, president, Pratt Community College (KS)
  59. Chad Campbell, president, Bridgerland Technical College (UT)
  60. Nancy Cantor, chancellor, Rutgers University-Newark (NJ)
  61. Robert Caret, chancellor, University System of Maryland
  62. Paula Carlson, president, Luther College (IA)
  63. Gary Carlston, president, Snow College (UT)
  64. Noreen Carrocci, president, Newman University (KS)
  65. Michael Cartney, president, Lake Area Technical Institute (SD)
  66. Christopher Cassirer, president and ceo, Northwestern Health Sciences University (MN)
  67. F. Javier Cevallos, president, Framingham State University (HI)
  68. Andrea Chapdelaine, president, Hood College (MD)
  69. Hara Charlier, president, Central Lakes College (MN)
  70. Rita Cheng, president, Northern Arizona University
  71. Joseph Chillo, president, Newbury College (MA)
  72. Peter Cimbolic, president, Ohio Dominican University
  73. Jim Clements, president, Clemson University (SC)
  74. Noelle Cockett, president, Utah State University
  75. Bonnie L. Coe, president, Central Ohio Technical College
  76. Jean Conway, president, Eastfield College (TX)
  77. David Wain Coon, superintendent/president, College of Marin (CA)
  78. Steven Corey, president, Olivet College, (MI)​
  79. Daniel Corr, president, Arizona Western College
  80. William Covino, president, California State University-Los Angeles
  81. Casey Crabill, president, Onondaga Community College (NY)
  82. Greg Crawford, president, Miami University (FL)
  83. Raymond Crossman, president, Adler University (IL)
  84. Michael Crow, president, Arizona State University
  85. Ronald Crutcher, president, University of Richmond (VA)
  86. Kathryn Cruz-Uribe, chancellor, Indiana University East
  87. Jenifer Cushman, chancellor, Penn State Beaver
  88. Paul Dale, president, Paradise Valley Community College (AZ)
  89. Jack Daniels, president, Madison Area Technical College (WI)
  90. Richard Davenport, president, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  91. Bob Davies, president, Murray State University (KY)
  92. Elizabeth Davis, president, Furman University (SC)
  93. Sean Decatur, president, Kenyon College (OH)
  94. John J. DeGioia, president, Georgetown University (DC)
  95. Glenn Deibert, president, Coastal Pines Technical College (GA)
  96. Debra Derr, president, Mt. Hood Community College (OR)
  97. Jon Jay DeTemple, president, Harcum College (PA)
  98. Sharon DeVivo, president, Vaughn College (NY)
  99. Daniel A. DiBiasio, president, Ohio Northern University
  100. Grey Dimenna, president, Monmouth University (NJ)
  101. David Dooley, president, University of Rhode Island  
  102. Stuart Dorsey, president, Texas Lutheran University
  103. Don Doucette, chancellor, Eastern Iowa Community Colleges
  104. Carlee Drummer, president, Quinebaug Valley Community College (CT)
  105. Philip Dubois, chancellor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  106. John M. Dunn, president, Western Michigan University
  107. Douglas Dykstra, chancellor, Windward Community College, (HI)
  108. Pamela Eibeck, president, University of the Pacific (CA)
  109. David Eisler, president, Ferris State University (MI)
  110. Jacquelyn Elliott, president, Central Arizona College 
  111. Eileen Ely, president, Green River College (WA)
  112. Mark Emmert, president, NCAA (IN)​
  113. Fritz Erickson, president, Northern Michigan University
  114. Beatriz Espinoza, president, Coastal Bend College (TX)
  115. Kristin Esterberg, president, State University of New York at Potsdam
  116. Cheryl Evans, president, Northern Oklahoma College
  117. Kenneth Evans, president, Lamar University (TX)
  118. Scott Evenbeck, president, Guttman Community College, (NY)​
  119. Gregory L. Fenves, president, University of Texas at Austin
  120. Ricardo R. Fernandez, president, Lehman College-City University of New York
  121. David Finegold, president, Chatham University (PA)
  122. Mary Finger, president, Seton Hill University (PA)
  123. Barbara Finkelstein, president, York County Community College (ME)
  124. Michael Fiorentino, president, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
  125. Paul Fitzgerald SJ, president, University of San Francisco (CA)
  126. Margaret Mary Fitzpatrick, president, St. Thomas Aquinas College
  127. Tracy Fitzsimmons, president, Shenandoah University (VA)
  128. Scott Flanagan, president, Edgewood College (WI)
  129. Ralph Ford, chancellor, Penn State Erie-The Behrend College (PA)
  130. Ricky Ford, president, Northeast Mississippi Community College
  131. Jeff Fox, president, College of Southern Idaho
  132. Pamela Fox, president, Mary Baldwin College (VA)
  133. Angela Franklin, president and ceo, Des Moines University (IA)
  134. Rhona Free, president, University of Saint Joseph (CT)
  135. Frank Friedman, president, Piedmont Virginia Community College
  136. Rosalind Fuse-Hall, president, Bennett College (NC)
  137. Sharon Gaber, president, University of Toledo (OH)
  138. James Gaudino, president, Central Washington University
  139. Mary Ann Gawelek, President/Chancellor/CEO, Lourdes University (OH)
  140. E. Gordon Gee, president, West Virginia University
  141. Jan Gehler, president, Scottsdale Community College (AZ)
  142. Judy Genshaft, president, University of South Florida System
  143. Howard Gillman, chancellor, University of California, Irvine
  144. R. Barbara Gitenstein, president and professor of english, The College of New Jersey
  145. Jay Gogue, president, Auburn University (AL)
  146. Steven Gonzales, president, GateWay Community College (AZ)
  147. Mary Grant, chancellor, University of North Carolina Asheville
  148. Judith Maxwell Greig, president, Notre Dame de Namur University (CA)
  149. Susan Groenwald, president, Chamberlain College of Nursing (MO)
  150. Janet Gullickson, president, Germanna Community College (VA)
  151. Phoebe Haddon, chancellor, Rutgers University-Camden (NJ)
  152. Chris Haines, president, Phoenix College, (AZ)
  153. Laurie Hamen, president, Mount Mercy University, (IA)
  154. Christine Hammond, president, Mid Michigan Community College
  155. Logan Hampton, president, Lane College (TN)
  156. Dennis Hanno, president, Wheaton College (MA)
  157. Dennis Harkins, president, Orange Coast College (CA)
  158. Sandra Harper, president, McMurry University (TX)
  159. Maria Harper-Marinick, chancellor, Maricopa Community Colleges, (AZ)
  160. Brice Harris, chancellor, California Community Colleges
  161. Dianne Harrison, president, California State University, Northridge
  162. Kathy Hart, superintendent/president, San Joaquin Delta Community College (CA)
  163. Sharon Hart, president, Northern Marianas College (MP)
  164. Marjorie Hass, president, Austin College (TX)
  165. Joyce Helens, president, St Cloud Technical and Community College (MN)
  166. Richard Helldobler, interim president, Northeastern Illinois University
  167. Brenda Hellyer, chancellor, San Jacinto College (TX)
  168. Susan Henking, president, Shimer College (IL)
  169. Faith Hensrud, president, Bemidji State University & Northwest Technical College (MN)
  170. Renee Herzing, president, Herzing University (WI)
  171. Gregory Hess, president, Wabash College (IN)
  172. Karen Holbrook, interim president, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, (MD)
  173. Matthew Holland, president, Utah Valley University
  174. Dennis Holtschneider, CM, president, DePaul University (IL)
  175. Virginia Horvath, president, State University of New York at Fredonia
  176. Christopher Howard, president, Robert Morris University (PA)
  177. Deneece Huftalin, president, Salt Lake Community College (UT)
  178. Anne Huot, president, Keene State College (NH)
  179. Gayle Hutchinson, president, California State University-Chico
  180. Todd Hutton, president, Utica College (NY)
  181. George Hynd, president, Oakland University (CA)
  182. Alice Marie Jacobs, president, Danville Area Community College (IL)
  183. Bonita Jacobs, President, University of North Georgia
  184. Jula Jane, president & ceo, Coggins International (GA)
  185. John Jasinski, president, Northwest Missouri State University
  186. Sylvia Jenkins, president, Moraine Valley Community College (IL)
  187. Patrick Johns, president, Lake Superior College (MN)
  188. Alex Johnson, president, Cuyahoga Community College (OH)
  189. Christine Johnson, chancellor, Community Colleges of Spokane (WA)
  190. Jacqueline Johnson, chancellor, University of Minnesota, Morris
  191. Kimberly Johnston, president, Methodist College (MI)
  192. Glen Jones, president, Henderson State University (AR)
  193. Stephen Jordan, president, Metropolitan State University of Denver (CO)
  194. Evelyn Jorgenson, president, NorthWest Arkansas Community College
  195. Jonathan Kaplan, president, Walden University (MN)
  196. Vistasp Karbhari, president, The University of Texas at Arlington 
  197. Barbara Kavalier, district president, Navarro College (TX)
  198. W. Hubert Keen, president, Nassau Community College (NY)
  199. Sylvia Kelley, interim president, Portland Community College (OR)
  200. Peggy Kennedy, president, Minnesota State Community & Technical College
  201. Thomas Keon, chancellor, Purdue University Northwest (IN)
  202. Harvey Kesselman, president, Stockton University (IL)
  203. Renu Khator, president, University of Houston (TX)
  204. Pradeep Khosla, chancellor, University of California, San Diego
  205. William Kibler, president, Sul Ross State University (TX)
  206. Flavius Killebrew, president and ceo, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
  207. Billie Kipp, president, Blackfeet Community College (MT)
  208. Darrell G. Kirch, president and ceo, Association of American Medical Colleges (DC)
  209. Elizabeth Kiss, president, Agnes Scott College (GA)
  210. George Knox, president, Labette Community College (KS)
  211. Susan Koch, chancellor, University of Illinois at Springfield
  212. Beverly Kopper, chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  213. Irene Kovala, president, Glendale Community College (CA)
  214. Kathy Krendl, president, Otterbein University (OH)
  215. Anne Kress, president, Monroe Community College (NY)
  216. Marvin Krislov, president, Oberlin College (OH)
  217. John Kroger, president, Reed College (OR)
  218. Kevin Kruger, president, NASPA (DC)
  219. Bruce C. Kusch, president, LDS Business College (UT)
  220. Bob Kustra, president, Boise State University (ID)
  221. William LaForge, president, Delta State University (MS)
  222. Sheila Edwards Lange, president, Seattle Central College, (WA)​
  223. Leo Lambert, president, Elon University (NC)
  224. Shawntel Landry, provost and interim president, American College of Education (IN)
  225. Pareena Lawrence, President/Chancellor/CEO, Hollins University (VA)
  226. Steven Lavine, president, California Institute of the Arts
  227. Terrence Leas, president, Big Bend Community College (WA)
  228. Glen LeRoy, president, Boston Architectural College (MA)
  229. Joan Lescinski, president, St. Ambrose University (IA)
  230. Beth Lewis, president, College of the Mainland (TX)
  231. LGBTQ Presidents In Higher Education Association
  232. Wendy Libby, president, Stetson University (FL)
  233. Donald Loppnow, interim president, Eastern Michigan University
  234. William Lowe, chancellor, Indiana University Northwest
  235. Larry Lundblad, president, Central Lakes College (MN)
  236. Dianne Lynch, president, Stephens College (MO)
  237. Elizabeth MacLeod Walls, president, William Jewell College (MO)
  238. Heidi Macpherson, president, The College at Brockport (NY)
  239. Sean Madison, president,Tarrant County College-Trinity River Campus (TX)
  240. Patricia Maguire Meservey, president, Salem State University (MA)
  241. Alberto Maldonado-Ruiz, chancellor, Universidad del Este (PR)
  242. Ali Malekzadeh,  president, Roosevelt University (IL)
  243. Mary Marcy, president, Dominican University of California
  244. Harold Martin, chancellor, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
  245. Margie Martyn, president, Harold Washington College (IL)
  246. Brian McCall, Chancellor, Texas State University System
  247. Kevin McCarthy, president, Renton Technical College (WA)
  248. Kathleen McCartney, president, Smith College, (MA)
  249. J. Clay McDonald, president, Logan University (MO)
  250. Barbara McDonald, president, North Hennepin Community College (MN)
  251. Maureen McGarrity, president, Holy Family University (PA)
  252. Patricia McGuire, president, Trinity Washington University (DC)
  253. Margaret M. McMenamin, president, Union County College (NJ)
  254. Mary J. Meehan, president, Alverno College (WI)
  255. Diane Melby, president, Our Lady of the Lake University (TX)
  256. Suzanne Mellon, president, Carlow University (PA)
  257. Gail Mellow, president, LaGuardia Community College (NY)
  258. Charles R. Middleton, president emeritus and chair, City Colleges of Chicago
  259. Belinda Miles, president, Westchester Community College (NY)
  260. Angelia Millender, president, Century College (IL) 
  261. Keith Miller, president, Greenville Technical College (SC)
  262. Fayneese Miller, president, Hamline University (MN)
  263. David Mitchell, president, Olympic College (WA)
  264. Robert Mock, president, Johnson and Wales University Charlotte Campus (NC)
  265. Anthony Monaco, president, Tufts University (MA)
  266. Nancy Moody, president, Tusculum College (TN)
  267. Jamillah Moore, president, Canada College (CA)
  268. Tomas Morales, president, California State University San Bernardino
  269. Raymond Morgan, president, University of Houston-Victoria (TX)
  270. Stephen Morgan, president, Westminster College-Salt Lake City (UT)
  271. Janet Morgan Riggs, president, Gettysburg College (PA)
  272. Jeffrey Morin, president, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (WI)
  273. Jim Mullen, president, Allegheny College (PA)
  274. Shirley Mullen, president, Houghton College (NY)
  275. Brian Murphy, president, De Anza College (CA)
  276. Liz Murphy, ceo, CampusWorks (FL)
  277. Maureen Murphy, president, Brookdale Community College (NJ)
  278. Kathleen Murray, president, Whitman College, (WA)​
  279. Lillian Negrón-Colón, president, Bayamon Central University (PR)
  280. Emile Netzhammer, chancellor, Washington State University Vancouver
  281. John Neuhauser, President/Chancellor/CEO, Saint Michael's College (VT)
  282. Lester Newman, president, Jarvis Christian College (TX)
  283. Thuy Nguyen, president, Foothill College (CA)
  284. Richard Nielsen, president, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (UT)
  285. Wilfredo Nieves, president, Capital Community College (CT)
  286. Marc Nigliazzo, president, Texas A&M University-Central Texas
  287. Ronald Nowaczyk, president, Frostburg State University (MD)
  288. Georgia Nugent, president, The College of Wooster (OH)
  289. J. Patrick O'Brien, president and ceo, West Texas A&M University
  290. John O'Brien, president and ceo, EDUCAUSE (DC)
  291. Nancy Oliver Gray, president, Hollins University (VA)
  292. Shari Olson, president, South Mountain Community College (AZ)
  293. Michael Oltrogge, president, Nebraska Indian Community College
  294. Santa Ono, president, University of Cincinnati
  295. John Opperman, Interim President, Texas Tech University
  296. Eduardo Padron, president, Miami Dade College (FL)
  297. Mark Pagano, chancellor, University of Washington Tacoma​
  298. Mary Papazian, president, San Jose State University, (CA)
  299. Richard Pappas, president, Davenport University (MI)
  300. Annette Parker, president, South Central College (MN)
  301. David Parkyn, president, North Park University (IL)
  302. Lynn Pasquerella, president, Association of American Colleges and Universities (DC)
  303. Harris Pastides, president, University of South Carolina
  304. Richard Pattenaude, president, Ashford University (CA)
  305. Richard Patterson, president, Eastern Wyoming College
  306. Baker Pattillo, president, Stephen F. Austin State University (TX)
  307. Nasser H. Paydar, chancellor, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
  308. Ray Perren, president, Lanier Technical College (GA)
  309. David Pershing, president, University of Utah
  310. G. P. "Bud" Peterson, president, Georgia Institute of Technology
  311. Daniel Peterson, president, Daymar College (NY)
  312. Mary Ellen Petrisko, president, WASC Senior College and University Commission (NJ)
  313. Daniel Phelan, president/ceo, Jackson College, (MI)
  314. Dianna Phillips, president, Harford Community College (MD)
  315. Patti Phillips, ceo, NACWAA, (MO)
  316. Neville Pinto, president, University of Cincinnati
  317. Ann L. Pipinski, president and ceo, Johnson College (MA)
  318. David Potash, president, Wilbur Wright College (IL)
  319. Mac Powell, president, Bastyr University (WA)
  320. Camille Preus, president, Blue Mountain Community College (OR)
  321. Scott Pulsipher, President/Chancellor/CEO, Western Governors University (UT)
  322. Torrecilha Ramon, president, Westfield State University (MA)
  323. Sabah Randhawa, president, Western Washington University
  324. Edward Ray, president, Oregon State University
  325. Maria Cristina Regueiro, president and ceo, Florida National University
  326. Jim Richardson, president, Wenatchee Valley College (WA)
  327. Christine M. Riordan, president, Adelphi University (NY)
  328. ​Thomas Robinson, president and ceo, AACSB International (FL)​
  329. Paula Rooney, president, Dean College (MA)
  330. Mark Rubinstein, president, Granite State College (NH)
  331. M. David Rudd, president, University of Memphis (TN)
  332. Judy Sakaki, president, Sonoma State University (CA)
  333. David Sam, president, Elgin Community College (IL)
  334. Cathy Sandeen, chancellor, University of Wisconsin Colleges and University of Wisconsin-Extension
  335. Jackson Sasser, president, Santa Fe College (FL)
  336. James Schmidt, chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  337. Richard Schneider, president, Norwich University (VT)
  338. Lawrence Schovanec, president, Texas Tech University
  339. Cheryl B. Schrader, president, Wright State University (OH)​
  340. Jake Schrum, president, Emory and Henry College (VA)
  341. Roger Schultz, superintendent/president, Mt. San Jacinto Community College (CA)
  342. Susan Sciame-Giesecke, chancellor, Indiana University Kokomo
  343. Karen Scolforo, president, Central Penn College
  344. John Sellars, president, Graceland University (IA)
  345. Sandra Serrano, chancellor, Kern Community College District (CA)
  346. Peg Shroyer, acting president, St. Cloud Technical & Community College (MN)
  347. Mariko Silver, president, Bennington College (VT)
  348. Ron Slepitza, president, Avila University (MO)
  349. John Smarrelli, president, Christian Brothers University (TN)
  350. Colleen Smith, president, Coconino Community College, (AZ)
  351. James Smith, president, Eastern Michigan University
  352. Michael Smith, president, Berkeley College (NJ)
  353. Robert Smith, interim chancellor, University of Tennessee at Martin
  354. Barbara Snyder, president, Case Western Reserve University (OH)
  355. Rick Soria, president, Miami Dade College Wolfson (FL)
  356. Mary Spilde, president, Lane Community College (OR)
  357. Chuck Staben, president, University of Idaho
  358. Deborah Stanley, president, State University of New York at Oswego
  359. William Staples, president, University of Houston-Clear Lake (TX)
  360. Donald Steinberg, president, School for International Training (VT)
  361. Joseph Steinmetz, chancellor, University of Arkansas
  362. D. E. Lorraine Sterritt, president, Salem Academy and College (NC)
  363. Susan Stone, president, Frontier Nursing University (KY)
  364. Donald Straney, chancellor, University of Hawaii at Hilo (TX)
  365. Helen J. Streubert, president, College of Saint Elizabeth (NJ)
  366. Kristine Strickland, chancellor, Fletcher Technical Community College (LA)
  367. Carl Strikwerda, president, Elizabethtown College (PA)
  368. Brian Strom, chancellor, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (NJ)
  369. Susan Stuebner, president, Colby-Sawyer College (NH)
  370. Roger Sublett, president, Union Institute and University, (OH)
  371. Monty Sullivan, president, Louisiana Community & Technical Colleges
  372. Jeanne Swarthout, president, Northland Pioneer College (AZ)​
  373. Debbie Sydow, president, Richard Bland College (VA)
  374. John J. "Ski" Sygielsk, president, HACC-Central Pennsylvania's Community College
  375. Paul Szuch, president, Lamar Institute of Technology (TX)
  376. Kent Syverud, chancellor and President, Syracuse University (NY)
  377. Steven Tallant, president, Texas A & M University-Kingsville
  378. Linda Thomas-Glover, president, Eastern Shore Community College (MD)
  379. Kelly Thompson, president, Culver-Stockton College (MO)
  380. Walt Tobin, president, Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College (SC)
  381. Denise Trauth, president, Texas State University
  382. Satish Tripathi, president, SUNY University at Buffalo (NY)
  383. William Troutt, president, Rhodes College, (TN)
  384. Ashish Vaidya, interim president, St. Cloud State University (MN)
  385. Arthur Vailas, president, Idaho State University
  386. Richard Valachovic, president and ceo, American Dental Education Association (DC)
  387. Betty Vandenbosch, president, Kaplan University, (FL)​
  388. Jack P. Varsalona, president, Wilmington University (DE)
  389. Diane Vertin, president, Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College (WI)
  390. Reynold Verret, president, Xavier University of Louisiana
  391. Kathleen Waldron, president, William Paterson University (NY)
  392. Jianping Wang, president, Mercer County Community College (NJ)
  393. L. Marshall Washington, president, New River Community and Technical College (WV)​
  394. Ray Watts, president, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  395. Aaron Weight, college president/ceo, UBTECH (UT)
  396. Kenneth Michael Welch, president, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (IL)
  397. Debra West, chancellor, Arkansas State University Mid-South
  398. Timothy White, chancellor, California State University
  399. Karen Whitney, president, Clarion University of Pennsylvania
  400. Wim Wiewel, president, Portland State University (OR)
  401. Kim Wilcox, chancellor, University of California, Riverside
  402. Richard Williams, president, Dixie State University (UT)
  403. Ann Wilson, trustee of the board, Milwaukee Area Technical College (WI)
  404. Barbara Wilson, interim chancellor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  405. Denise Wiseman, president, Lincoln College of New England (CT)
  406. Brennan Wood, president, Southwest Technical College (UT)
  407. Fred Wood, chancellor, University of Minnesota Crookston
  408. Gregory Woodward, president, University of Hartford (CT)
  409. Dave Woolstenhulme, commissioner, Utah System of Technical Education
  410. Kevin Worthen, president, Brigham Young University (UT)​
  411. Robert Wyatt, president, Coker College (SC)
  412. Scott Wyatt, President/Chancellor/CEO, Southern Utah University​
  413. Marylou Yam, President, Notre Dame of Maryland University
  414. Wolf Yeigh, chancellor and professor, University of Washington Bothell
  415. Kristine Young, president, SUNY Orange (NY)
  416. Michael K. Young, president, Texas A&M University

We applaud the leaders who have signed on here and thank each for their continued commitment.

ACE Leadership would like to thank the ACE Women’s Network Executive Council, the Moving the Needle Initiative volunteers, and ACE staff across the council who continue to work with us to diversify the leadership of higher education.​

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