American Council on Education (ACE) seeks to provide leadership and a unifying voice on key higher education issues and to influence public policy through advocacy, research, and program initiatives.
Professional Development Programs
The ACE Fellows Program is a year-long higher education leadership development program. It identifies and prepares senior faculty and administrators seeking to strengthen higher education through leadership.
ACE State Network Leadership Development Programs are implemented by the individual state networks for mid- and senior-level women administrators as a part of ACE’s Office of Women in Higher Education. The ACE Women's Network-Ohio holds an annual conference.
The Executive Leadership Institute prepares professionals to move into a community college presidency and to succeed in this dynamic sector of higher education. This highly successful program is delivered by recognized national leaders in community college administration and has a particularly strong tradition of advancing women and minority candidates.
Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) has served the higher education community through the preparation of over 3,000 women leaders since 1972. The HERS Bryn Mawr Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration is a month-long residential program that offers an intensive leadership and management curriculum. In addition, HERS offers a five weekend institute at Wellesley College and a four weekend institute at the University of Denver.