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.

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Welcome from the New York State ACE Women's Network State Coordinator

Women’s Leadership in Online Learning

Please 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 a variety of New York higher education institutions and the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), a leading professional organization in this burgeoning field.
Our panelists:
  • Amy J. Gaimaro, D.B.A., Dean of Nontraditional Programs, Molloy College
  • Kathleen S. Ives, D.M., CEO and Executive Director, Online Learning Consortium (OLC)
  • Alexandra Pickett, M.A., Associate Director, SUNY Learning Network (SLN)
  • Christine G. Shakespeare, Ph.D., Assistant Vice President for Continuing & Professional Education, Pace University
  • Deborah Spiro, Ed.D., Assistant Vice President, Distance Education, Nassau Community College
Date:             Thursday, October 1, 2015
Time:             9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (breakfast included)
Location:

St. John’s University – Manhattan Campus
101 Astor Place

New York, NY 10003
Registration for the event will be $15.  Registration is open now.
We hope to see you there!
This event is co-sponsored by the NYC/LI ACE Women’s Network, the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), and St. John’s University.

Sue Maxam receives 2nd Annual NYSACEWN Catalyst Award

Sue Maxam

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

Congratulations to Dr. Sue Maxam—the 2015 recipient of the NYSACEWN Catalyst Award!

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.

A little about Sue….

She is the Assistant Vice President of Undergraduate Education at Pace University where she has worked for the past 26 years in a variety of progressively responsible leadership roles relating to retention, advising, student engagement, academic enrichment, and career services. In her current position, Sue provides oversight to 5 units within the Division for Student Success and her primary goal is to create a transformative experience for all students at Pace.

As an undergraduate student working in the shantytowns of Peru back in the early 1980s, she formed women’s empowerment groups aimed at educating women to advocate for their rights. Since then, she has made it her mission to continue educating, mentoring and empowering women on the higher education (students and staff) level as well as those less fortunate (victims of domestic violence and human trafficking, etc.). Additionally, she is

(1) leading a university-wide initiative to bring all Pace women’s initiatives under one umbrella so as to support other women in their personal and professional development;

(2) serving as a mentor to 4 Pace employees through a formal mentoring program (while also serving as an informal mentor to many others);

(3) the founder of Pace’s Women’s Empowerment Network (for students);

(4) the Institutional liaison for American Council on Education/Women Leaders in Higher Education (Westchester/Rockland Region);

(5) the former member of the ACE/Women Leaders in Higher Education Board of Directors as the Regional Representative;

(6) teaching women’s empowerment and social justice courses;

(7) engaging in volunteer work aimed at empowering others to effectuate positive social change; and

(8) leading efforts to create the first human trafficking crime mapping project of its kind in conjunction with 20 Pace students and an international NGO dedicated to ending human trafficking.

Sue has traveled widely to developing countries in Latin America and Africa, participating in peace, justice and educational efforts. Her doctorate is in Higher Education Leadership with a focus on social justice. Sue’s motto for life and work is: be the change you want to see in the world.

Our sincere thanks to Sue for her many significant contributions to her institution, the community at large and to the American Council on Education at the state and regional level. She simply makes the world a better place!


Registration is now open for the Progressive Strategies in Developing Mentoring Connections for Women in Academia

Union College and Hilbert College in partnership with ACE Women’s Network is hosting a ½ day seminar on Progressive Strategies in Developing Mentoring Connections for Women in Academia and networking on Friday, September 18, 2015 from 9:30 am – 2:00 pm in the Everest Lounge at Union College. The keynote speaker, Sue Maxam, Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Education, Pace University, winner of the 2015 NYS ACE Women’s Network Catalyst Award, presentation entitled “Making Mentoring Work” will discuss how to build effective and fulfilling mentoring relationships.

Visit the registration page for more information about the location, registration, and housing.  For additional information, contact: Gretchel Hathway, Chief Diversity Officer, Union College – hathawag@union.edu


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)

Location:
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

Location:
Lynne Parks ’68 Alumni House
29 Tompkins Street
Cortland, NY 13045
607-753-2201

 

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.

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