As we await the results of the new American College President Study, two researchers from Colgate University look at how the pathway to the presidency is different for men and women.
March 6, 2023
The face of the college presidency has changed in recent years, moving slowly away from the monolithic profile of the past (White men over the age of 60) to something more representative of the face of colleges and universities themselves.
October 21, 2019
Women’s colleges have been grabbing headlines in a year dominated by the politics of #metoo and the 2018 midterms, which saw more than 100 women elected to the House. But along with gender equity, these institutions must also prioritize diversity, John Marx and Elizabeth Hillman write.
November 29, 2018
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.
August 13, 2018
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.
June 4, 2018
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.
May 8, 2018
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.
April 25, 2018
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.
November 13, 2017
Drawing on her time as chief operating officer of George Mason University Korea, Gbemi Disu shares how to effectively lead an international institution.
November 13, 2017
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.
September 13, 2017
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.
August 14, 2017
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.
March 8, 2017