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December 30, 1899


​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 2018

In this edition, we will highlight the ACE Moving the Needle initiative and session topics from the 2018 ACE Women’s Network State Chairs’ Leadership Conference.

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

Moving the Needle: A Recap of Discussions at ACE2018
Gailda Pitre Davis, Director, American Council on Education

From the network:

Revitalizing an ACE Women’s Network
Lisa Guion Jones, Professor of Higher Education and Associate Provost for Strategy and Special Assistant to the President, University of Central Florida

Lifting the Next Generation of Women Leaders
Elizabeth Davis, President, Furman University (SC) 

To Move the Needle, Consider Governing Boards
Susan Whealler Johnston, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges

Women Leaders: Of Pipelines and Possibilities
Lucy Apthorp Leske, Senior Partner, Witt/Kieffer

Advisor, Teacher, Role Model: The Importance of Mentors in Cultivating the Next Generation of Women Leaders

  • Moving the Needle: Lifting As We Climb through Strategic Alliances
    Thomas L. Keon, Chancellor, Purdue University Northwest

  • The Difference a Sponsor Can Make
    Ann Marie Klotz,
    Vice President of Student Affairs, Radford University (VA) and Teri Bump, Vice President, University Relations, American Campus Communities
  • North Dakota WHEN Launches Next Step Mentorship Program
    Kara Gravley-Stack, State Coordinator for NDWHEN and Deputy Title IX Coordinator – Campus Diversity Initiatives, North Dakota State University


Other ACE News

  • September 19, 2018

    Today's Headlines

    HEADLINES: Today's Top Higher Education News

    Starting next fall, the University of Pennsylvania will offer what it says is the first online bachelor’s degree at an Ivy League college . . . Inside Higher Ed writes about the Alamo Colleges District in Texas, which has seen successes with its...

  • ACE Annual Meeting

    September 19, 2018

    ACE2019 Image

    Register Now for ACE2019

    Registration is open for ACE2019, ACE’s 101st Annual Meeting, March 9-12, 2019, in Philadelphia, PA.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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