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, Patricia Burlaud.

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.

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.

Continue reading Position: Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Unit Effectiveness

Events for 2014-2015 in the Westchester/Rockland Region

Excited about 2015? Here are some events to add to your calendar where you can network with other ACEWN members, especially if you are in the Westchester/Rockland region.

Watch this space for more details; or contact Sarah Fowler-Rogers on our Executive Board if you would like to be involved!

Theme for 2014-2015: See Something ~ Say Something

Spring 2015 Professional Development Session Spring 2015 Awards Luncheon
Date Friday, March 6 Friday, April 24
Place  Westchester Community College Knollwood Country Club, Elmsford
Time 1:00-3:30pm 12:30-3:30
Topic   Advocating for Yourself Moving the Needle
Cost Estimate $15 $50

Report on the first mid-Atlantic multi-state ACEWN Conference


Conveners Reva Curry (right), previous NJ network state coordinator; Patricia Burlaud (center), previous NY network state coordinator; Kim Bobby (left), Director, Inclusive Excellence Group, American Council on Education

 The First Mid-Atlantic Multi State Conference coordinated by the Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, and New York ACE Women’s networks, was held on November 14 at New York Institute of Technology. The presidential panelists included Mary Papazian, President of Southern Connecticut State University; Ileana Smith, Vice President and Campus Director of Delaware Technical Community College Owens Campus; Kathleen Waldron, President of William Paterson University; and Margaret Drugovich, President of Hartwick College.

The audience of over 100 women in higher education applauded the panelists for sharing their stories, offering advice, and answering difficult questions. Following the presidential panel discussion, break-out sessions allowed for further dialogue concerning leadership, fostering relationships, and the importance of living a balanced life; based on the presidents’ perspectives. During the break out sessions, the presidents also had the opportunity to expand on their personal perspectives and offer advice on developing one’s career.



This event was a volunteer effort, held thanks to the efforts of all those who originally conceived of it and made it happen. Left: Concetta Stewart, Provost, Mercy College, national ACEWN Executive Committee liaison; right, Nereida Quiles, Director of Admission for Adult Education, Concordia College, NY state ACEWN Public Relations Officer


Panel of Presidents. Our grateful thanks to (left to right): Dr. Margaret Drugovich, President of Hartwick College; Dr. Ileana M. Smith, Vice President & Campus Director of the Owens Campus, Delaware Technical Community College; Dr. Mary A. Papazian, President, Southern Connecticut State University; Dr. Kathleen M. Waldron, President, William Paterson University; and Dr. Concetta Stewart, Provost, Mercy College, moderator

Breakfast with a President – New York/Long Island region

The New York/Long Island region is proud to invite you to breakfast with a president! Sharon DeVivo, former member of the New York state board and president of Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology, will speak on

“Risk Taking: Nothing Ventured – Nothing Gained”

December 5, 2014

St. John’s University (Manhattan Campus), 101 Astor Place, New York, NY 10003, Room 206

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.


Please RSVP to Regional Coordinator Althea Forde at althea.forde@lehman.cuny.edu by end of day December 3rd.

ACE NYC-LI Breakfast with a President 2014

We hope to see you there!

NERCOMP Women in Technology event

November 19, 2014

Dear Friends,
Registration is open for NERCOMP’s upcoming workshop:
Women in Technology Unite and Ignite Your Career”

Friday, January 23, 2015

9:00 – 3:00 (Coffee and Registration start at 7:30am)

NERCOMP Members: $130, Non-Members: $260
Your fee includes unlimited am and pm break service and lunch.
Be sure to login to receive member prices.

Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center
Southbridge, MA.

As Women in IT Careers, we face a number of challenges every day! At the NERCOMP 2014 Annual Conference, the Women in IT Leadership birds of a feather table asked for an opportunity to work together on tackling some of the key issues facing us in our careers. We heard you and here it is. We are bringing in an expert speaker to get us started and share her story. You will hear how she got to where she is, the challenges she faced and what tools and techniques she used to keep forging ahead. We will also revisit the concept of learning when it is appropriate to speak up or lean in and be heard and other techniques for “finding your seat at the table.” In the afternoon, we will work together to brainstorm tips and techniques for dealing with trending issues and our own personal challenges as Women in IT.

As a participant in this workshop you will:
• Understand how risks can fuel for your career, create opportunities and opening doors
• Be able to locate tools that will help you identify your personal strengths and skills
• Be able to appreciate what moving into management might mean for you
• Identify what challenges you face in their career and how you might overcome them
• Understand how trending issues continue to impact the perception of Women in IT Careers and how to get beyond them
• Meet and connect with other Women in IT who will provide support and networking connections

For a full schedule and registration information, please go to:

We would be grateful if you would pass this announcement on to friends and colleagues who might find it of interest.

To view other Professional Development opportunities, click here: http://www.nercomp.org/index.php?section=events

If you wish to be removed from this announcement list, please send an email to ldimauro@nercomp.org

Thank you very much. We hope to see you on January 23rd.

Lisa DiMauro
Director of Operations