ACE2018: Women’s Leadership Dinner Keynote—Students Have the Solutions

In her keynote address to the Women’s Leadership Dinner at ACE2018, Dickinson College (PA) President Margee Ensign brought her audience first to Nigeria. While president of the American University of Nigeria (AUN), which was purposefully founded in one of the poorest places in the world, Ensign encountered food insecurity, corruption, and the terrorist group Boko Haram.

Georgetown University Report Shows Women Still Earn Less Than Men

A recent report by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce examines pay inequity between men and women, despite significant advancements women have made in educational attainment and experience.

Intercultural and International: Student Leadership Exchanges at VCUQatar

Valerie Jeremijenko, assistant dean for Student Affairs for Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar (VCUQatar), discusses developing women’s leadership programing in the Middle East.

Gender Identity and Global Assignments: Lessons From My Time in Korea

Drawing on her time as chief operating officer of George Mason University Korea, Gbemi Disu shares how to effectively lead an international institution.

Pipelines, Pathways, and Institutional Leadership: An Update on the Status of Women in Higher Education

ACE recently updated its infographic brief, Pipelines, Pathways, and Institutional Leadership: An Update on the Status of Women in Higher Education Leadership, which offers key statistics on women in higher education to help promote a dialogue on how to increase the number of women leaders in the field.

Building Momentum: Lessons Learned & Success Strategies of the Utah State Women’s Network

As in much of the country, Utah is a place where pay equity and leadership opportunities for women have been exceptionally poor. However, the Utah Women in Higher Education Network has helped begin to turn this around on college and university campuses across the state. Jessica Egbert describes UWHEN’s approach.

Looking Ahead to Diversifying the College Presidency

Despite the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that set a clearer path for women and minorities pursuing top leadership positions in both the public and private sectors, they remain underrepresented—including in higher education. A new data tool linked to ACE’s American College President Study 2017 helps explain what it will take for the presidency to reach gender and racial parity.

Advancing Women Leaders in the New Political Environment

“The role of [a] college president is to be a bridge builder.” This statement by President Yves Salomon-Fernandez of Cumberland County College in New Jersey, made during a session about advancing women’s leadership that focused on the current political climate on campuses, elaborates the need to bring everyone together to work in the best interests of our nation.

Achieving Gender Equality on Campus

Stony Brook University (NY) President Samuel Stanley Jr. and moderator Rosemary E. Kilkenny, vice president for Institutional Diversity and Equity at Georgetown University (DC), discussed the United Nations-backed HeForShe movement and the quest for gender parity on college campuses during an ACE2017 session Match 14.

ACE’s Lynn Gangone Speaks at Investiture of Cal State Chico President Gayle Hutchinson

Despite the diversity of its institutions, American higher education can be a small world. For lifelong friends Gayle Hutchinson and Lynn Gangone, the insular nature of their respective careers took on a new meaning.

USF System President Judy Genshaft Urges Women to Keep Climbing at Women’s Leadership Dinner

“Never give up, keep climbing and stay focused.” Three seemingly simple pieces of advice, but words that are a testament to the many years of dedication to women and higher education by USF System President Judy Genshaft, the 2017 recipient of the Donna Shavlik award.

Changing the Game for Women in East Africa

In honor of International Women’s Day, CIGE’s Heather Ward interviews Karen Sherman, president of the Akilah Institute, a postsecondary institution for women in Rwanda.