Welcome to the New York State ACE Network for Women Leaders in Higher Education!

Click here to see a video welcome from the New York State Coordinator of the NYS ACE Women’s Network, Judith Tabron.

The ACE Women’s Network

The ACE Women’s Network is a national system of networks within each state, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia with the goal of advancing and supporting women in higher education. Each state network is led by a state coordinator who works with institutional representatives and at least one presidential sponsor to develop programs that identify, develop, encourage, advance, link, and support (IDEALS) women in higher education careers within that state.


ACE Westchester/Rockland Spring 2017 Professional Development Series

Westchester/Rockland Spring 2017 Profession Development Series:  The Importance of Mentoring in Building a Successful Career in Higher Education Panel Discussion
Friday, March 3, 2017
1-3:30 p.m.
St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkill, NY


Register Here

Registration is open for 2017!

Registration is now open for our annual state conference April 6-7, 2017!

New this year: the housing AND the conference will be at a hotel, the gorgeous Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown, NY. They will be opening just for us! What a treat, and what an opportunity to refresh mind and body.

And our keynote speaker will be Nancy Zimpher, Chancellor of the SUNY State System!

More information and registration info is on the conference page. See you there!

American Council on Education Women’s Network Networking Luncheon

American Council on Education Women’s Network  presents President Heidi R. Macpherson, Ph.D., The College at Brockport:  State University of New York.  She will tell her story of her journey to the presidency and will be available for questions.
It’s a great opportunity for women in the Central Region to come together for food, conversation and inspiration!




October 14, 2016 - NYS ACE Networking Luncheon

Cornell seeking software engineers

From member Janet Heslop in the Central region, 2 positions: Flyer here



Make Mentoring Work: Be a Catalyst for Change/Dr. Carol Russett Awards Luncheon

Join us on Friday, April 15 at the Knollwood Country Club as we recognize this year’s ACEWN Westchester/Rockland Region’s  outstanding woman leader in higher education. We will be awarding the 2016 Dr. Carol Russett Award to Dr. Judith Langer from Westchester Community College.  Our keynote speaker, Dr. Sue Maxam, will  present “Make Mentoring Work: Be a Catalyst for Change”.



NYSACEWN Women of Color Conference April 8, 2016


Women of Color Conference – Friday, April 8, 2016

Join the social conversation: #nysacewomenofcolor2016

Believing in Yourself: You Are Already Ready

New this year – our statewide Women of Color Conference is taking place in TWO locations! With a similar program and a shared keynote speaker, you will be participating with other women from across New York State whether you attend at Daemen College in the Buffalo area or Mercy College in the New York City area.

This is an outstanding conference to meet and network with colleagues on topics directly related to advancing the careers of women of color in higher education in New York State.  We can’t wait to see you there!

Admission: $60, both locations
Registration: Online only

Mercy College, 9:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Bronx Campus, 1200Waters Place
Bronx, NY 10461, French Auditorium9:00 a.m.-9:20 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9:20 a.m.-9:45 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
Daemen College, 9:00 a.m – 3 p.m.
4380 Main St., Amherst, NY 14226
Wick Center, Alumni Lounge9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks


9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m Virtual Keynote Address at Mercy and Daemen Colleges
Dr. Belinda Miles President, Westchester Community College SUNY
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Question & Answer Period

10:45 a.m – 11:00 a.m. Networking Break

Mercy College

11:00 a.m. Breakout Sessions #1

  • Is a Doctorate Degree In Your Future? Panel discussion
  • The Path to Leadership in Higher Ed: Become a Leader!
  • Women Making Change: Uniting the Double Consciousness-Making the Personal and Political Professional
  • It’s about Politics: Advancing Women in Leadership Roles-Fireside Chat

12:00 noon Lunch
12:45 p.m.  Speed Mentoring: Get and Give Advice-Fast and Free!
1:45 p.m.  Breakout Sessions #2

  • Repeat of 11 a.m. sessions

2:30 p.m.  Raffle and Closing Remarks

Daemen College

11:00 a.m. Morning Breakout Sessions #1

  • Is a Doctorate Degree In Your Future?
  • Navigating the Road to Executive Leadership in Higher Education
  • You’ve Struck a Rock: Administrative Women in Education in the Social, Cultural, and Political Movements – Past and Present


12 noon  Lunch and Empowerment Expo
12:45 p.m.  Mentoring Roundtable Discussion
1:30 p.m.  Afternoon Breakout Sessions

  • Repeat of 11 a.m. sessions

2:30 p.m.  Raffle and Closing Remarks


Download the full Mercy College program here.  Download the full Daemen College program here.

We can’t wait to see you there! Build connections, build your career.

Online registration is open now.
Choose your site – New York City area or Buffalo area,
both are available from this registration link!

Questions? Contact:
Daemen College site host Tara Jabbaar-Gyambrah, jabbaar@buffalo.edu
Mercy College site host Sarah Fowler-Rogers, Sarah.Fowler-Rogers@sunywcc.edu
both members of our state’s executive board.




Mercy College Daemen College

Is a Doctorate Degree in Your Future? — Panel discussion

    • Elfreda Blue, Ph.D., Chair, Specialized Programs in Education, Special Education, Associate Professor, Hofstra University
    • Elizabeth Ciabocchi, Ed.D., Vice Provost, Digital Learning, St. John’s University
    • Nereida Quiles, M.S., (Ed.D., Doctoral Candidate), Associate Director of Admissions-Director of Adult Education, Concordia College-NY
    • Yvonne Riley-Tepie, (Ed.D., Doctoral Student), Vice President of U.S. Field Marketing, TD Ban

The Path to Leadership in Higher Ed: Become a Leader!

    • Evelyn Miller-Suber, D. Min., Director of Human Resources, Hofstra University

 Women Making Change: Uniting the Double Consciousness—Making the Personal and Political  Professional

    • April Hathcock, J.D., L.L.M., M.L.I.S., Scholarly Communications Librarian, NY University Libraries

It’s about Politics: Advancing Women in Leadership Roles—Fireside Chat

    • Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez, M.S., Former NYS Secretary of State, currently Sr. V.P. Corporate Relations & Government Affairs, EmblemHealth
    • NYS Office of State Comptroller (OSC) Thomas DiNapoli:
      • Grisel Cuprill-Davis, B.S., Statewide Outreach Coordinator & Northern Hudson Valley Regional Director
      • Nancy R. Hernandez, M.P.A., Deputy Comptroller, Division of Diversity Management

Speed Mentoring: Get and Give Advice—Fast and Free!

  • Sue Maxam, Ed.D., Vice President for Undergraduate Education, Pace University

Closing Remarks

Concetta M. Stewart, Ph.D., Provost, Mercy College

Save the Date: The Importance of Women in Education & Leadership in New York State

ACE Spring2016

You’re Invited, 2nd Annual Women’s Leadership Symposium

Dear colleague,

You’re Invited to the 2nd Annual Women’s Leadership Symposium

Inspiration & Empowerment: A conversation For and About Women in the Workplace

Our Keynote Speakers

Jessica Bacal, Smith College, Director of the Wurtele Center for Work & Life and author of the book, Mistakes I Made at Work: 25 Influential Women Reflect on What They Got Out of Getting it Wrong.

Tonjanita Johnson, Vice President of Communications and Marketing at the University of Tennessee System. 

Our own campus senior leaders Lynn Johnson, Judith Greiman, Susan Blum and Mary Truhlar will discuss what they’ve learned in their leadership journey. 

Who Should Attend?  

All Stony Brook employees, community members and surrounding higher education institutions who are seeking inspiration and empowerment in their professional and personal lives.

Event Information

Date & Time
hursday, March 17, 2016
 9 AM to 4:00 PM

Student Activities Center Ballrooms A & B

This event includes continental breakfast, luncheon, and door prizes. There will be breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and a book signing.


$25 for Stony Brook employees
$50 for community members and alumni.

For additional information, or to register, visit http://you.stonybrook.edu/forward/ or call (631) 632-2780.

Registration includes the ability to select Journal Transfer or Material Services Req for departments wishing to sponsor their staff to attend. 

Patricia Aceves, Ed.D.
Director, The Faculty Center

Research Professor, Department of Technology & Society

Teaching, Learning & Technology
S1464 Melville Library
Stony Brook, NY 11794

Managing your career portfolio: Get out in front of the competition

Join us on Friday, March 4 at Concordia College-NY, as we discuss how to manage your career portfolio to get out in front of the competition!
Experts responsible for hiring faculty, staff and administrative positions will share what they look for in candidates. Discover strategies from career specialists to create or enhance your career portfolio.
Time: 1-3:30pm
Date: Friday, March 4
Location: Concordia College
Cost: $15

Register here!
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109 inaugural signers to the Moving the Needle pledge

220x146-Moving-The-Needle-Graphic-IdentifierThe Moving the Needle initiative asks leaders in higher education to commit to increasing the number of women serving as presidents in higher education to 50% by 2030. The American Council on Education announced this week that 109 presidents and chancellors have already signed the pledge.

Find out more at the ACE website.