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.

LGBTQ Presidents in Higher Education to Host Two-Day Institute in Seattle

How do we remove barriers in the pathways to the presidency and higher education leadership for LGBTQ leaders? This question will be the subject of a two-day institute in June in Seattle, an annual event hosted by LGBTQ Presidents in Higher Education.

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.

Gail O. Mellow, President of LaGuardia Community College, Receives 2017 Hesburgh Award

During President Mellow’s 16-year tenure at LaGuardia Community College, she has tripled the school’s enrollment and doubled full-time faculty. Today LaGuardia serves more than 50,000 degree-seeking and continuing education New Yorkers each year, and has one of the nation’s highest graduation rates among urban community colleges that serve low-income students.

Nancy Blattner, Lisa Helmin Foss Pay Tribute to Fellows Mentor Award Winner Earl H. Potter III

The late Earl H. Potter III, former president of St. Cloud State University (MN), received the 2017 Council of Fellows/Fidelity Investments Mentor Award during the opening plenary of ACE2017 on March 12. Watch Nancy Blattner give a brief remembrance of Dr. Potter, and Lisa Helmin Foss accept the award on his behalf.

Cal State Fullerton President Mildred García: “Diversity Is the Key to the American Dream for All of Us”

Watch Mildred García, president of California State University, Fullerton, accept the 2017 Reginald Wilson Diversity Leadership Award March 14 at ACE2017.

MIT Media Lab Director Joi Ito: How to Survive Our Faster Future

Joichi “Joi” Ito, an internationally prominent activist, entrepreneur and venture capitalist, was the keynote speaker at the ACE2017 Monday luncheon plenary session on innovation. Ito, the director of the MIT Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is currently exploring how radical new approaches to science and technology can transform and improve society.

Higher Education in the Balance: What Does Society Want from Colleges and Universities?

John J. DeGioia, president of Georgetown University (DC), moderated a conversation at ACE2017 between Sandy Baum, senior fellow at the Urban Institute, and Anthony P. Carnevale, director of Georgetown’s Center on Education & the Workforce. The March 13 session focused on the economic and non-economic purposes of a postsecondary education, and how to re-engage society in the discussion.