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.

SAVE THE DATE! Women’s Leadership in Online Learning

SAVE THE DATE! Women’s Leadership in Online Learning

Please mark your calendar to join us for a discussion of current issues and challenges for women leaders in online learning. The event will feature a distinguished women’s leadership panel from New York higher education institutions and the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), a leading professional organization in this burgeoning field.

Date:             Thursday, October 1, 2015

Time:             9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (breakfast included)

St. John’s University – Manhattan Campus
101 Astor Place
New York, NY 10003


Additional information, including registration details, will be announced in the coming weeks. We hope to see you there!

This event is co-sponsored by the ACE Women’s Network of NY, the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), and St. John’s University.

“Architects of Change: Negotiating Your Future”

The 2015 conference for the New York State American Council on Education Women’s Network was a wonderful event!

This conference is New York State’s leadership event for women in higher education.

The conference took place at the beautiful Hudson Valley campus of The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, for the second year!  It is a gorgeous location and yes, they cooked for us!  Many participants made a weekend of the trip and enjoyed this scenic and relaxing area of New York State.

The first session began on Thursday evening, June 4, with a networking power hour before dinner with attendees from every NYS region, Board Members and Regional Coordinators.

We continued the evening with a networking dinner with “truly authentic regional Italian cuisine taking the center stage at Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici, a sophisticated dining room overlooking a stunning herb and rose garden, and the Hudson River” in a beautiful Tuscan-style building.

The first full day occurred on Friday, June 5, with conference sessions from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We had workshops on:
> Negotiating strategies
> Developing and presenting your budgeting skills
> Mentoring and being mentored
> Non-traditional students as the new majority in higher education
> and more!

Friday morning began with welcoming comments from our host Dr. Kathy Merget of CIA, Dr. Judith Tabron, State Coordinator, and Dr. Margaret Drugovitch, our Presidential Sponsor and member of the ACE Women’s Network Executive Council.

We welcomed Deborah McCreery, keynote speaker, Vice President of Advancement at Albright College, PA, and member of the ACE Women’s Network Executive Council.   Ms. McCreery kicked off our event with news and information about “Moving the Needle”, the ACE Women’s Network initiative to have women be 50% of higher education chief executives by 2030. This is a movement in which we all have a part to play!

Friday Breakout Sessions were for women’s careers at every level:

>Making Mentoring Work: Be a Catalyst, Sue Maxam, EdD, Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Education, Pace University

>Government Relationships, Comedy & Skateboard, Jeffrey Rosenstock, Assistant Vice President of Governmental and External Affairs, Queens College (CUNY).

>The Rising and Important Majority on Campus: Nontraditional College Students, Nereida Quiles, ABD, MS, Director of Admission for Adult Education, Concordia College-NY.

>Putting Your Budget in Context, Judith Tabron, PhD, Director of Faculty and Student Computing, Hofstra University.

>Negotiating Strategies for Success, Patricia Burlaud, PhD, Dean, Operations, Assessment & Accreditations, Global Programs, New York Institute of Technology.

> Self-Advocacy and the Power of Negotiation– Carolyn M. Tragni M.A., Dean of Academic Planning and Engagement, The Culinary Institute of America.

NEW for 2015, were a limited number of opportunities for members of the network and registered conference attendees to meet individually with the presidential participants. Pre-sign up was required.

The highlight and popular feature of our conference was the President’s Panel Discussion and then an open Q & A with the presidents:
> Dr. Margaret Drugovich, President of Hartwick College, NYS ACEWN presidential sponsor.
> Dr. Martha Asselin, Acting President of SUNY Schenectady County Community College.
> Dr. Pamela Edington, President of SUNY Dutchess Community College.
> Dr. Shirley Mullen, President of Houghton College.

Lunch and presentation of the Catalyst Leadership Award was held at The Bocuse Restaurant, a French restaurant named for the most famous chef in France, Paul Bocuse.  This year’s recipient of the catalyst award was Dr. Sue Maxam of Pace University. The “ACE Catalyst Award” is awarded on an annual basis to a woman leader in higher education who: exemplifies the mission of ACE/National Network of Women Leaders; dedicates herself to higher education by serving her students, colleagues, and institution generously; demonstrates a personal commitment to professional growth and enrichment; unselfishly gives her time and energy in assisting other women in their professional development as a mentor and role model; and advances and promotes higher education through collaborative efforts across disciplines in academics, government, and business communities.

New connections were made. We learned about new tools and resources.  Overall, the conference was a huge success thanks to our Board, CIA, and you!

Let us be social and visit our Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter pages.

Thank you! See you next year!

Registration closes June 3!

Joining us for our state conference at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY on June 4-5?

Just a reminder: registration will close at the end of business Wednesday, June 3.

Don’t miss the networking dinner Thursday night – but if you have to, we’ll see you for the conference sessions Friday!

Diane Cypkin receives Carol S. Russett Award, 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Diane Cypkin, this year’s recipient of the Dr. Carol S. Russett Award!

The Westchester/Rockland region celebrated its annual award with a luncheon on Friday, April 24, at Knollwood Country Club in Elmsford, NY.

The event featured Dr. Concetta M. Stewart, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Mercy College
Speaking on the national ACE Women’s Network initiative “Moving the Needle: Advancing Women’s Leadership in Higher Education”

Dr. Diane Cypkin, Professor of Media, Communication, and Visual Arts, admired by all who know her, is an award-winning, multi-talented teacher at Pace University. She has won the Kenan Award for Teaching Excellence. Because of the prodigious amount of scholarly research and publication she has done, Diane is a member of the Pace Society of Fellows. Then, there is that whole other side of Diane having to do with the Arts and the reason she won the Pace President’s Extra Mile Award for her service to the University and more recently the Nation’s Highest Award for Community Service: The Jefferson Award. In short, because of her many years as a stage performer and director, Diane has come to see and feel first-hand just how theater brings us together and creates community, warm and alive! It’s magical! It’s wonderful! And she is exceptionally grateful to be able to do it…everywhere… whether directing a performance, directing and participating in a program, or doing her one-woman show.

Congratulations Diane!

Registration is open for the 2015 New York State Conference!

Architects of ChangeRegistration is open for the 2015 New York State ACE Women’s Network Annual Conference!

Architects of Change: Negotiating Your Future

It will be June 4-5 at The Culinary Institute of America, hosting us on the beautiful banks of the Hudson River.

Visit the conference webpage for all the information about location, registration, and housing.

Stay tuned for more information about the program!

NEW THIS YEAR: A regional get-together 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, before our networking dinner!

Keynote speaker will be Deborah McCreery, J.D., Vice-President of Development from Albright College, Pennsylvania, and a member of the ACE Women’s Network Executive Council, speaking about “Moving the Needle”, the ACE Women’s Network initiative to have 50% of college and university presidents be women by 2030!


NYSACEWN Central Region Spring Networking Event

Why should we spend the time on this networking event?

·         Because women still make an average of $.78 for every $1.00 men make

·         Work/family conflicts are many times still seen as a detriment to a woman’s career success

·         Many voices and collaboration can help each of us overcome biases in the workplace

·         Because this is a great bunch of women who understand the need to get involved and stay involved

·         This is a wonderful professional development and networking opportunity at a low cost

Please share with your campuses!

NYS ACEWN Central Region Spring Networking Event

You are cordially invited to the NYS ACEWN Central Region Spring Networking Event:
“Creating a Level Playing Field”

Webinar, Luncheon and Discussion with Shelley Correll, Professor of Sociology, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Date: Friday, April 10, 2015
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Price: $15 per person
**Payment will be accepted at the door; CHECKS ONLY, made payable to SUNY Cortland- Account Number: 900821

Lynne Parks ’68 Alumni House
29 Tompkins Street
Cortland, NY 13045


Please RSVP no later than Friday, April 3, 2015 online at https://sunycortland.wufoo.com/forms/aceny-central-region-spring-networking-event/

if you can or cannot attend.

For more information, please contact Samantha Howell via email Samantha.howell02@cortland.edu  or by calling 607-753-5453.

Mercy College hosts “Student Success Revolution”

Mercy College is hosting a National Thought Leaders’ Forum, “Student Success Revolution: A Tipping Point to Close the College Attainment Gap in America”, on March 9, that is open to all who are interested.

Please see the flyer below for details and RSVP at www.mercy.edu/success or view live online March 9.

Student Success FINAL 1

Western Region ACE Annual Women’s Leadership Luncheon 3/6/15

NCCC (North Country Community College, a SUNY school) is hosting an WNY ACE Annual Women’s Leadership Luncheon – “The Multi-Woman (Multi-Talented & Multi-Tasked): Leadership Skills That Are Transferable” on March 6, 2015 from 11:30 to 1:30 pm at NCCC. The keynote speaker is Dr. Lavonne Ansari, President and CEO of Community Health Center of Buffalo, Inc.

Download the flyer here!

Webinar Feb. 20 on understanding fundraising

Webinar: Foundations of Fundraising

Kristen Ford
Assistant Vice President, Corporate & Foundation Relations/Colleges & Units
Cornell University
$15; online

We’re delighted to announce a unique opportunity for New York State ACE Women’s Network: Kristen Ford, former member of our executive state board, will offer an interactive webinar introducing the basics of fundraising, and ways to develop your fundraising skills.

Many of our members have indicated they would like to learn more about fundraising, which is such a critical part of so many leadership positions in higher education. This is an easy way to get started with someone from our own network.

Registration is now open.

You will need a credit card to pay online for this event. You do not have to have a PayPal account to pay with a credit card; choose the second option, pay with credit card.

Registration will close Feb. 19, 2015.

Please note that if you use a credit card or an email account that are already registered with PayPal, PayPal will require you to log in to that associated account. If you do not wish to log in to that account, please use a different credit card or email address.

Position: Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Unit Effectiveness

St. John’s University – School of Education

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Unit Effectiveness

St. John’s University announces the search for Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Unit Effectiveness in the School of Education (SOE). The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Unit Effectiveness reports directly to and assists the Dean in specific aspects of the operation of the SOE with a focus on school effectiveness, program planning and evaluation, accreditations, and student success. The Associate Dean provides overall administrative leadership for academic matters; new program development and approval; program quality; educational methods; national, regional and specialty accreditations; assessment and evaluation of students and programs; and policy development and implementation. The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Unit Effectiveness is a key member of the school leadership team. This is a 12-month and continuing appointment as an administrator. It is expected that the associate dean for academic affairs and unit effectiveness will be a collegial member of the dean’s office and regularly collaborate on projects with faculty, department chairs, program directors, the other associate deans, assistant deans and other members of the dean’s senior staff. It is important that the candidate has held successful and effective academic ranks, and is an effective communicator, inclusive and approachable.

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