The 2015-16 Class of the ACE Fellows Program just concluded their Fellowship year at institutions across the country, becoming a part of the integral process of building institutional capacity in the higher education leadership ranks.
Charles R. Middleton, president emeritus of Roosevelt University, writes that diversity and inclusion are essential to assuring long-term success for higher education institutions. And it is clear that we cannot achieve our maximum potential without taking advantage of the considerable talent and commitment to our institutions that LGBTQ employees, students, alumni and community leaders bring.
Bob Shea, senior fellow at the National Association of College and University Business Officers, sat on the ACE2016 panel “Higher Education Business Models: Leading with Data to Deliver Results.” During the Q&A, the common theme emerged of how to get started on the difficult work of moving to a sustainable economic model. Shea considers that question.
Liliana Garces and Uma Jayakumar explore the concept of dynamic diversity, a new model for understanding critical mass, promoting inclusive environments and facilitating the benefits of educational diversity on campus. This is the latest post in a series sparked by recent student protests and the national dialogue on diversity and inclusion.
ACE Leadership Vice President Lynn Gangone writes that our pipelines are filled with well-qualified women and men, yet our leadership at the top is still predominantly white, predominantly male and predominantly older. ACE’s upcoming American College President Study may indicate movement for women and men and women of color, as well as other underrepresented groups such as LGBT presidents.
Renu Khator, chancellor of the University of Houston System and president of UH, talks with Kent McGuire, president and CEO of the Southern Education Foundation, and Princeton Professor Marta Tienda about how higher education can increase access and lead the conversation on inequity.
ACE2016 closed the final plenary at ACE2016 with a keynote address by Anna Maria Chávez, chief executive officer of the Girl Scouts of the USA, who examined how to be a successful leader in today’s ever-changing and globalized world.
Watch Reid Hoffman, co-founder and executive chairman of LinkedIn and a partner with Greylock Partners, and Nicholas Dirks, chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, discuss innovation during the March 14 luncheon plenary:
Academics often wonder about the future of higher education as technological changes arrive at an increasingly fast rate. A session at ACE2016 on “The Future of the Academic Enterprise” staked the claim that evolution in the academic core will drive the most meaningful change.