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1 THE ACE NETWORKS: IDEALS Past, Present, and Future Rhode Island Network April 25, 2003

2 ACE MISSION: Core Values Values Inclusiveness and Diversity Responsibility of Higher Education to Society Embraces Belief in Widespread Access to Postsecondary Educational Opportunities as the Cornerstone of a Democratic Society

3 ACE MISSION ACE--the Major Coordinating Body for All the Nations Higher Education Institutions Seeks to: – Provide leadership and a unifying voice on key higher education issues – To influence public policy through advocacy, research, and program initiatives.

4 ACE MISSION: Vision Aims to Foster Greater Collaboration and New Partnerships Within and Outside the Higher Education Community To Help Colleges and Universities Anticipate and Address the Challenges of the 21 st Century To Contribute to a Stronger Nation and a Better World

5 ACE & OWHE HISTORY 1918ACE FOUNDED Post WWII & Korean WarACE Conferences and Research on Women: Women in the Defense Decade ACE Established a Commission on Women October, 1972Roger Heyns, ACE President and Martha Peterson, ACE Board Chair Office of Women and Reestablish the Commission on Women in Higher Education 1973 ACE National Meeting Devoted to Women

6 HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS Title IX, Equal Pensions, and Other Legal and Political Measures Championed 1974OWHE & ACE Office of Leadership Development1 st Symposium 1975Published Table of Women CEOs in U.S. Colleges and Universities148 out of 2500 (5%) with 2/3 Religious Order Members With Carnegie CorporationNational Identification Program for the Advancement of Women Organized 1977National Forums Begun61 Total Now (1,135 participants with 20% becoming Presidents) 1990Women Presidents Summit begun

7 OWHE LEADERS 1973Nancy Schlossberg, Director Donna Shavlik, Assistant Director 1974Emily Taylor, Director 1977Judy Touchton joined OWHE 1982Emily Taylor retires 1982Donna Shavlik, Director 1997Judy Touchton, Director 1998Judith Sturnick, Director & later VP 2000Gladys Brown, Associate Director 2000Gladys Brown, Interim Director 2001Claire Van Ummersen, VP & Director 2002Donna Phillips, Associate Director

8 ACE Office of Women in Higher Education Committed to the advancement of women leaders in higher education OWHE has provided information and counsel to constituencies within the higher education community regarding: – Policies – Issues – Education and Research – That Influence Womens Equity, Diversity, and Advancement

9 ACE Office of Women in Higher Education OWHE provides national leadership in advancing women to executive positions on campus and serves as a national voice for women in higher education. Staff members also work in collaboration with associations and other groups in higher education on ways to improve the status of women.

10 ACE MISSION: Strategic Priorities Representation Leadership Development Service

11 ACE Network Office of Women in Higher Education Identifying, Developing, Encouraging, Advancing, Linking, and Supporting Women in Higher Education

12 KEY STRUCTURES Vice President and Director of the Office of Women in Higher Education ACE Commission on Women in Higher Education National Network Board State Presidential Sponsors State Network Coordinators State Planning Boards Institutional Representatives

13 Whos Who Dr. Claire Van Ummersen, Vice President, ACE and Director of the Office for Women Dr. Donna Phillips, Associate Director of the Office for Women Dr. Judith Prince, Chair of the National Network Board Dr. Josephine Reed-Taylor, Chair Elect Dr. Cynthia S. Forrest, Liaison to National Network Board Dr. M. Therese Antone, RSM, RI Network Presidential Sponsor Dr. Nancy Carriuolo, RI Network Coordinator


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