Infographic: College Presidents on Free Speech and Campus Inclusion

College leaders face the pressing challenge of managing the tensions between campus inclusion and freedom of expression. Download and share this infographic based on ACE’s recent survey of nearly 500 college and university presidents on their viewpoints on and experiences with these tensions.

The Hard Work of Innovative Presidents and Teams

A group of 15 current and former higher education leaders met recently to discuss ACE’s American College President Study. Their conclusion: Innovative leadership is more about responding effectively to challenges than it is about predicting the future or having the newest idea.

The ACE Fellowship Year: Putting Place in Perspective

In the upcoming months, John Marx will be blogging about his year in the ACE Fellows Program in a series of posts centered on the idea of “place” in American higher education leadership. Marx, professor and chair of the English Department at University of California, Davis, is spending his year working with President Elizabeth Hillman at Mills College in Oakland, California.

College and University Presidents Paving the Way to a Successful Women’s Network

Presidential sponsors are vital to the long-term strategy and success of the ACE Women’s Network, which is composed of state networks that work on a local level to support women in higher education. Nicole Stokes DuPass of Holy Family University writes about how these sponsors helped revitalize the Women’s Network in Pennsylvania.

The Journey Is the Success

Cindy Kane, a 2016–17 ACE Fellow, used her year in the program to reimagine her position at Bridgewater State University—and plan an innovative next step in her career.

ACE at 100: Higher Education for Development

In 1992, ACE, along with five sponsoring associations, entered into a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. State Department to engage higher education in worldwide development issue known as Higher Education for Development, or HED.

Want to Be a Really Effective Trustee?

Scott Cowen, president emeritus of Tulane University, gives some candid advice on what it takes.

Higher Education for the Nation’s Future

ACE President Ted Mitchell introduces the Council’s new Strategic Framework, which will underpin the organization for the next three years and help chart a successful course for the future of higher education.

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.