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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ACE at 100: Advocating for Women in Higher Education

Throughout its history, ACE has worked to support the inclusion of women in all aspects of higher education. From advocating women’s right to work in the 1920s to creating a pipeline to higher education leadership positions in recent years, ACE has spearheaded a number of initiatives focused on women and their success.

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

Although women higher education leaders continue to be underrepresented at institutions across the country, many women have established rewarding and successful careers in the field—thanks in part to having had role models and mentors whose paths they could follow. Ann Marie Klotz and Teri Bump, Kara Gravley-Stack, and Thomas L. Keon discuss the vital importance of mentors in advancing through the ranks.

The Hope Gap: Helping Adult Students Overcome Barriers to Fulfilling Careers

Many adults have considered going back to college to enhance their prospects, but they don’t perceive higher education to be a realistic option. Donald J. Laackman, president of Champlain College, writes that higher education leaders need to reckon with this hope gap.

Revitalizing an ACE Women’s Network

Lisa Guion Jones, chair of the ACE Women’s Network of Florida, outlines the structure and strategies she used to revitalize her state’s Women’s Network—and the pitfalls she worked to avoid.

Presidential Leadership Is Key to the Development of New Faculty Models

Among the many challenges college and university presidents face, the need to address contingent faculty roles and related work policies is among the most pressing, according to Adrianna Kezar and Daniel Scott of the University of Southern California.

Free Speech and Campus Inclusion: A Survey of College Presidents

ACE’s Center for Policy Research and Strategy fielded its second national Pulse Point survey of college and university presidents in February to better understand their viewpoints on and experiences with free speech and campus inclusion.