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39 Higher Ed. Leaders Selected for Leadership Development Program

The American Council on Education has selected 39 emerging college and university leaders across the country as fellows for the 2019-2020 class of its leadership development program.

Through its unique nominator-driven, cohort-based mentorship model, the ACE Fellows Program, the longest-running leadership program in the United States, has trained over 2,000 faculty, staff and administrators for senior-level positions in higher educational institutions.

Most fellows who have completed the program have served on top administrative positions in their respective colleges.

“The ACE Fellows Program epitomizes ACE’s goal of enriching the capacity of leaders to innovate and adapt, and it fuels the expansion of a talented and diverse higher education leadership pipeline,” ACE President Ted Mitchell said.

“Each year I am impressed by how many former Fellows are named to prominent leadership roles, which makes it even more exciting to meet each new cohort. I’m left wondering, ‘Where will these Fellows end up?’”

This year’s cohort parallels the diversity within America’s higher education institutions, with members of different races, genders and disciplinary backgrounds coming together. Additionally, more than half of the members of this year’s class are women.

Out of the 39 fellows, four are from historically black colleges and universities, four are from Hispanic-serving institutions, two are from special focus institutions, three are from community colleges, and nearly 20 are from major research institutions.

“By the end of their experience, these Fellows will be ready to take on real-world challenges and serve the capacity-building needs of their current and future institutions. I couldn’t be more honored to help facilitate that process,” Sherri Lind Hughes, assistant vice president of ACE Leadership, said.

The complete list of those who were selected for the fellowship program can be found here.

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