Examining leadership research and trends to help higher education leaders thrive in a complex global environment and are prepared for the challenge of serving complex institutions in the modern world. By staff members from ACE’s Leadership Division and ACE member guest writers, who believe that fulfilling higher education’s mission in the 21st century depends upon a visionary, bold and diverse community of institutional leaders.

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Support Carbon Pricing as a Solution to Climate Change, Say College and University Presidents

A number of ACE member presidents are among the leaders from higher education institutions across the country supporting a student-driven effort to endorse carbon pricing to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change. The leadership circle of the higher education carbon pricing initiative released a letter May 8 calling on state and federal lawmakers to work proactively to enact a carbon price at the state and federal level.

The Whys and Hows of Shared Leadership in Higher Education

Elizabeth Holcombe and Adrianna Kezar of the University of Southern California look at the possibilities of shared leadership for the higher education sector, which they say will ultimately allow campuses to become more nimble in a complex, constantly changing environment.

Seeking Calm in the Middle of an Imperfect Storm

The pace of change in higher education used to be seen  as glacial, slow or barely perceptible. Today it is more akin to a hurricane. Misericordia President Thomas Botzman explains how his institution has navigated this shift.

LGBTQ Students on Campus: Issues and Opportunities for Higher Education Leaders

Aligning policy, practice, programming and pedagogy to support LGBTQ students remains a challenge and an opportunity for higher education leaders, writes Michigan State University’s Kristen Renn.

Hiram College as the New Liberal Arts: Integrated Study, High-Impact Experiences, Mindful Technology

Starting this fall, Hiram College—a liberal arts institution in northeast Ohio—becomes one of a small number of colleges and universities throughout the country to roll out a 1:1 campus-wide mobile technology program. President Lori Varlotta explores how this initiative positions Hiram to become a national model for the “New Liberal Arts.”

Class Assignment: Jump In and Help Your City Meet Its Challenges

Wall Street pioneer Anthony J. Drexel wanted his institution of higher learning to be deeply connected to the rapidly industrializing U.S. economy, and to educate young people to become its leaders. That heritage still drives Drexel today, writes President John Fry, who also serves as chair of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia.