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NetworkNews Spring 2017

December 30, 1899

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NetworkNews is a newsletter that features articles on women’s advancement within higher education and highlights the work of the state networks that comprise the ACE Women’s Network.


Network News Editorial Board
Pamela Kalbfleisch, Chair
Margaret Drugovich
Debbie Sydow
ACE Staff
Gailda Davis
Sook-Yi Yong


Spring 2017

In this edition: 

Commentary from the Editor
Pamela J. Kalbfleisch
Professor of Communication and Psychology, University of North Dakota

Letter from the Chair
Margaret L. Drugovich, President, Hartwick College (NY)
Chair, ACE Women’s Network Executive Council

Building Capacity
Kim Lee, Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, Albany Technical College (GA)
Vice President for Membership, Georgia Association for Women in Higher Education (GAWHE)

How Minnesota State Has Shattered the Glass Ceiling
Anne Blackhurst, President, Minnesota State University Moorhead
Joyce Ester, President, Normandale Community College (MN)
Connie J. Gores, President Southwest Minnesota State University
Barbara McDonald, President, North Hennepin Community College (MN)

Perspectives on the Reemergence of the Washington ACE Women’s Network
Karen Dade, Associate Dean for Woodring College of Education, Western Washington University
Washington (Western) Women’s Network Co-Chair​

Other ACE News

  • September 20, 2018

    Today's Headlines

    HEADLINES: Today's Top Higher Education News

    WBUR reports that higher education leaders are critical of a proposal in Massachusetts to tax colleges and universities with large endowments . . . Inside Higher Ed writes that colleges with increasingly diverse student bodies are recognizing the...

  • ACE Annual Meeting

    September 19, 2018

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    Register Now for ACE2019

    Registration is open for ACE2019, ACE’s 101st Annual Meeting, March 9-12, 2019, in Philadelphia. Nearly 2,000 college and university leaders from deans to presidents will gather at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown for the nation’s most...

  • Student Mobility

    September 18, 2018

    Fees for Student and Exchange Visitor Program Set to Increase

    The proposal to increase programs fees for the Student and Exchange Visitor Program may have a negative impact on international students, scholars, and higher education institutions, according to ACE and 14 other higher education associations.

  • Innovative Practices

    September 17, 2018

    Innovative Leadership

    College Presidents Finding New Ways to Lead Amid Growing Challenges

    A newly released ACE report highlights how innovative college and university presidents are rising to a variety of daily challenges and empowering their own campuses to take risks and respond strategically.

  • Budget and Appropriations

    September 17, 2018

    Stairs leading up

    Spending Package for FY 2019 Includes Boosts for Pell Grants, NIH, Career and Technical Education

    Congress has reached an agreement on an appropriations package for FY 2019 that includes a $100 increase in the maximum Pell Grant award and a $2 billion boost in funding for the National Institutes of Health, among other priorities for higher...


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