Please join us!
Monday, October 19, 2015
Cultivating a Robust Mentor Network
It’s all about relationships!
Director of Engineering Co-op & Career Services
We will discuss:
- Benefits of having a diverse mentor network
- How to connect with additional people as resources & possible mentors
- The mentors in your life and how to draw from their wisdom
Finger Lakes Community College
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Registration is $12 and open now!
Muffins, bagels, fruit, and hot drinks will be provided
Click the image to download this flyer to distribute on your campus!
All are welcome!
Speed Networking: Expand your skill set!
Friday, Oct. 16
New York Medical College
40 Sunshine Cottage Road
Valhalla, NY 10595
$25; registration is open!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Nereida Quiles, NYS ACEWN, Public Relations Officer
NEW YORK STATE Chapter, AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EDUCATION WOMEN’S NETWORK (NYSACEWN)
The New York State chapter of the ACE Women’s Network announced this spring that Dr. Judith Tabron, Director of Faculty and Student Computing Services at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY, was elected and has stepped into the position of State Coordinator. Dr. Tabron is leading the NY State Executive Board composed of thirteen talented education leaders, and representing the state’s network to the ACE Women’s Network national Executive Council.
The move is part of the group’s planned succession process. Dr. Tabron has served as the state’s Information Officer since 2011, and was elected Associate State Coordinator in 2012. She has established the group’s website and social media presence, as well as the SaaS tools it uses for event advertising, registration, and payment. She has also served on all of its recent conference committees, including the collaborative multi-state conference with New Jersey, Delaware, and Connecticut in November 2014 and the popular Women of Color conference in March 2014. From 2012 to 2014, she also presented on current topics in information technology for higher education leaders at the chapter’s annual state conferences, and in 2015 on budget management.
“The state of New York has a large and thriving network of women who are serving in every type of leadership position in higher education,” said Dr. Tabron. “Institutions of higher learning are very diverse here, and so are the women who participate in the NYS ACE Women’s Network. Our members are the present and the future of higher education leadership. We want to highlight these women and their accomplishments, and the network gives us all colleagues and friends from every area throughout higher education. We are in a great position to keep growing and offering women unique professional development opportunities as well.”
As part of the same succession process, Dr. Kathleen Merget, Dean for Liberal Arts and Business Management at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, was elected Associate State Coordinator. She has led the active Hudson Valley region since 2012, has initiated several improvements for inter-network communication while serving on the executive board, and was conference coordinator for the very well received ACEWN State Conference in both 2014 and 2015 at the CIA.
Both will continue to be assisted by Dr. Patricia Burlaud, Dean of Operations, Assessment & Accreditations, Global Programs, at New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, NY. Dr. Burlaud takes on the executive board position of Past State Coordinator. She revitalized the New York State chapter of ACE Women’s Network beginning in 2010. She put regional organizations in place, established new bylaws and working processes for the group, and reconstituted its executive board to its dynamic new form. Her presentations at the state conferences on managing in an increasingly global environment have been extremely popular. Dr. Burlaud was the first recipient of the state chapter’s Catalyst Leadership Award in 2014, and will continue to be a valuable leader for the network.
For more information about NYS ACEWN please visit www.nyacenet.org
NYS ACEWN Mission: “To promote and support women leading in higher education.”
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.
- 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 M. Pickett, M.A., Director, Open SUNY Center for Online Teaching Excellence (COTE)
- 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)
St. John’s University – Manhattan Campus
101 Astor Place
New York, NY 10003
We hope to see you there!
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!
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 – email@example.com
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.
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!
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!
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.