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UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski to Receive ACE Lifetime Achievement Award

11 hours 45 min ago
Nationally recognized higher education leader Freeman A. Hrabowski, III will be presented with the ACE Lifetime Achievement Award during ACE2018, ACE’s 100th Annual Meeting next month.

ACE Names 33 Emerging Higher Education Leaders to ACE Fellows Program

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 02:30
ACE has selected 33 emerging college and university leaders for the 2016-17 Class of the ACE Fellows Program, the longest running leadership development program in the United States.

Statement by ACE President Ted Mitchell on the House Tax Reform Proposal

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 02:30
House Republicans have unveiled a comprehensive rewrite of the U.S. tax code in a bill that could have devastating implications for higher education. ACE's president responds.

ACE Initiative to Increase U.S.-Japan Higher Education Relations Through Collaborative Online International Learning

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 02:30
ACE has announced the U.S.-Japan COIL Initiative, an effort to strengthen higher education relations between Japan and the United States through collaborative online international learning.

ACE Names LaMarr A. Smith and Justin Darnall 2017 Students of the Year

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 02:30
LaMarr A. Smith, a health claims representative and business student from Buffalo, and Justin Darnall, a Marine veteran and aspiring aerospace engineer from Denver, will be presented with the honor at ACE2018.

New ACE Paper Explores Challenges to HBCUs in Internationalization

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 02:30
The paper is the culmination of a three-year research project that was funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education, where seven HBCUs worked with ACE to develop campus-wide internationalization strategies.

Minority Serving Institutions Are Successful at Improving Students’ Economic Status, New ACE Report Finds

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 02:30
Minority serving institutions move students up the economic ladder at two to three times the rates of non-MSIs, according to a new ACE report. The analysis reveals MSIs' value as a path to greater prosperity for students and families.

Judy C. Miner, Chancellor of Foothill-De Anza Community College District, Elected ACE Board Chair

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 02:30
ACE's membership also elected Barbara R. Snyder, president of Case Western Reserve University, as vice chair; and R. Barbara Gitenstein, president of The College of New Jersey, secretary.

Judith White to Receive Donna Shavlik Award at ACE2018

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 02:30
ACE announced today that Judith S. White, president and executive director of HERS, will receive the 2018 Donna Shavlik Award. The award will be presented at ACE2018, ACE’s 100th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

ACE Releases Paper Examining Links Between Instructional Quality, Student Outcomes and Institutional Efficiency

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 02:30
The paper commissioned as part of the Council’s collaboration with Strada Education Network, formerly USA Funds, to examine higher education instruction and assess the connections between quality teaching and student success.

Brandman University and Agnes Scott College Receive ACE/Fidelity Investments Award for Institutional Transformation

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 02:30
The award was created to recognize institutions that have responded to higher education challenges in innovative and creative ways and achieved dramatic changes in a relatively brief period, and includes a $10,000 prize.

ACE Council of Fellows/Fidelity Investments Mentor Award Posthumously Bestowed to Earl H. Potter III

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 02:30
​The late Earl H. Potter III, former president of St. Cloud State University, was awarded today with the 2017 Council of Fellows/Fidelity Investments Mentor Award during the opening plenary of ACE2017, ACE's 99th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

ACE Alternative Credit Project to Increase Attainment Levels for Nontraditional Learners With Some College, No Degree

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 02:30
ACE launches groundbreaking effort to form a next-generation alternative credit system that will boost the ability of nontraditional learners to gain a college degree.

ACE President Molly Corbett Broad on the Election of Donald J. Trump

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 02:30
ACE congratulates Donald J. Trump on his election as the nation’s 45th president.

ACE to Honor Cal State Fullerton President Mildred García With 2017 Reginald Wilson Diversity Leadership Award

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 02:30
García, president of California State University, Fullerton, will be presented with the award during the closing plenary of ACE2017, ACE's 99th Annual Meeting, on March 14 in Washington, DC.

Comprehensive Demographic Profile of American College Presidents Shows Slow Progress in Diversifying Leadership Ranks, Concerns About Funding

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 02:30
The American College President Study 2017 is the eighth edition of the leading and most comprehensive study of presidents from all types of higher education institutions, public and private, two- and four-year.

Judy Genshaft to Receive Donna Shavlik Award at ACE2017

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 02:30
ACE has announced that Judy Genshaft, president of the University of South Florida System, will receive the 2017 Donna Shavlik Award. The award will be presented at ACE2017, ACE’s 99th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

ACE Releases Signature Mapping Internationalization on U.S. Campuses Report

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 02:30
According to the latest edition of the report, internationalization is continuing to gain traction among U.S. colleges and universities, with nearly three-quarters of institutions reporting that it has accelerated on their campuses in recent years.

Twenty-Five Institutions to Participate in ACE Alternative Credit Project

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 02:30
ACE announced today that 25 colleges and universities are joining an alternative credit consortium as part of an innovative initiative to create a more flexible pathway toward a college degree for millions of nontraditional learners.

Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia Elected ACE Board Chair

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 02:30
​ACE's membership also elected Judy C. Miner, chancellor of Foothill-De Anza Community College District, vice chair, and Edward J. Ray, president of Oregon State University, secretary.