Examining leadership research and trends to help higher education leaders thrive in a complex global environment and are prepared for the challenge of serving complex institutions in the modern world. By staff members from ACE’s Leadership Division and ACE member guest writers, who believe that fulfilling higher education’s mission in the 21st century depends upon a visionary, bold and diverse community of institutional leaders.

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How to Explode a Myth: Reshaping the Conversation About the Liberal Arts

Higher education leaders are living and leading in the context of increased public scrutiny, demands for greater public accountability, and a “new normal” of constrained resources. Educational leaders must redouble our efforts to clarify the essential components of a high-quality college degree and provide evidence on that oft-repeated and anxiety-generated question: Is college really worth it?

A Half-Century of Fellowship

Audrey Bilger on the extended network of ACE Fellows that has supported higher education leadership through the years.

Celebrating 50 Years of the ACE Fellows Program

A look at the 50th anniversary celebrations for the ACE Fellows Program from current Fellow Audrey Bilger, who is blogging her way through her year at the University of California Riverside.

Leadership and Authenticity

In her latest post, ACE Fellow Audrey Bilger argues for a leadership style that stresses “adaptive authenticity.”

Crossing Sectors

ACE Fellow Audrey Bilger moves between the public and private sectors—and discovers they have more in common than is usually thought.

The Golden Class of ACE Fellows

Meet Audrey Bilger, professor of literature at Claremont McKenna College (CA) and new ACE Fellow. Audrey will be blogging her year at the University of California Riverside for Higher Education Today as the ACE Fellows Program celebrates its 50th year. (Photo by Greg Allen)