Nancy Blattner, Lisa Helmin Foss Pay Tribute to Fellows Mentor Award Winner Earl H. Potter III

The late Earl H. Potter III, former president of St. Cloud State University (MN), received the 2017 Council of Fellows/Fidelity Investments Mentor Award during the opening plenary of ACE2017 on March 12. Watch Nancy Blattner give a brief remembrance of Dr. Potter, and Lisa Helmin Foss accept the award on his behalf.

The ACE Fellows Program: Considering the Move From Faculty to Administration

Faculty member or administrator? Rob Deemer, member of the ACE Fellows Class of 2016-17, says maybe both: Leadership development programs can add to your career options rather than make you abandon the academic discipline you love.

ACE Report Calls for Breadth of Opportunity and Perspective in Leadership Development Work

A new report finds that the ACE Fellows Program distinctive and intensive nominator-driven mentorship model delivers on its commitment to develop knowledge and skills for aspiring senior leaders in higher education.

The Power of the ACE Fellows Program: Preparing Leaders to Serve

Sherri Lind Hughes, a former member of the ACE Fellows Program and now the director of the program itself, writes on the power of the program to prepare leaders in higher education.

ACE Fellows Program Opening Retreat: Mile High Management and Leadership in Action

Since 1965, more than 1,800 vice presidents, deans, department chairs, faculty, and other emerging leaders have participated in the ACE Fellows Program. Over the next nine months, ACE Leadership Vice President Lynn M. Gangone will bring an inside look to the program as the members of the 2016-17 cohort embark on a path to senior higher education leadership. First up, the opening retreat.

AACC Magazine Profiles ACE Fellow Kenya Ayers

The 2015-16 Class of the ACE Fellows Program just concluded their Fellowship year at institutions across the country, becoming a part of the integral process of building institutional capacity in the higher education leadership ranks.

Common Characteristics of Successful Leaders

Former ACE Fellow Scott Newman discusses what makes an outstanding college leader in an essay originally posted on Inside Higher Ed.

Faculty and CFOs: It’s Not Us Versus Them

Instead of viewing each other as opposing sides, both faculty and business officers must come together to participate in budget discussions and help ensure that institutions are operating in ways that are financially sustainable, writes Audrey Bilger. 

The Beat Goes On

ACE Fellow Audrey Bilger reflects on her year spent as a higher education leader-in-training.

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.

Rev. Dennis Holtschneider, President and Mentor

President Dennis H. Holtschneider of DePaul University (IL) moved attendees at the ACE Annual Meeting opening plenary with his remarks on the importance of the guidance he received early in his career—and how vital it is to give that support in turn to the next generation of leaders.