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.

Welcome back and save the date!

Welcome back to the new school year, everyone!

We’re welcoming you back with an exciting announcement. Please save November 14, 2014 for the first mid-Atlantic multi-state ACE Women’s Network conference.

Our own New York chapter will be co-sponsoring this event along with Connecticut, Delaware, and New Jersey.

This will be a fantastic opportunity to meet and network with women leaders in higher education from all four states. And it will take place right in New York City, at the Manhattan location of the New York Institute of Technology, from 11 a.m. that day till 3 p.m.

So save the date! More details will follow!

Job Opportunity: Assistant Director, Instructional Support

Assistant Director, Instructional Support

SUNY Oswego invites applications for an Assistant Director, Instructional Support in the Campus Technology Services department. This position focuses on coordinating and providing campus-wide technical support for instruction and special events. This support includes the design of control and monitoring systems, the automation of systems, digital signage support, the loan of A/V and presentation equipment for campus supported activities and professional presentations, and the evaluation, introduction and support for new instructional and communication technologies. The facilities and equipment encompass over 200 learning spaces,  advanced technology classrooms (ATC’s) or presentation enabled meeting rooms, the campus cable TV system, a satellite reception system, videoconferencing and webcasting systems, portable media carts, digital signage servers, players and displays, as well as sound systems.

The position supervises a team of professional staff and student assistants providing support in the following areas: design and technical support for classroom instruction and special events through setup and operation of audio/visual and sound equipment; operation and maintenance of audio/video/rf systems, multimedia, CATV, studio, video-conferencing, digital signage and projection systems; design, implementation, maintenance, and training on campus-wide media systems and equipment (ATC’s); oversight of satellite and streaming requests; receiving Public/Government/ Educational programming, program scheduling and maintenance logs for FCC regarding Public Access TV; participation in the campus facilities development process through planning and implementation of technology for renovations and new construction.

Review of applications will begin in early August and continue until the position is filled. For complete information about the position and application procedures, visit our website at www.oswego.edu/vacancies. SUNY Oswego is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

Job opportunity: Vice President for College Advancement, Hartwick College

Hartwick CollegeThe Leadership Agenda for the Vice President for College Advancement

The Vice President for College Advancement is one of five Vice Presidents who report to the President. This person will lead, manage, and track metrics and performance goals of the staff of twenty in the areas of College Advancement which includes Development and Alumni Relations. The person will be expected to manage the following activities and issues:

Of primary importance will be to work in close coordination with the President and Advancement staff and volunteer activities to complete the $32M Campaign for Hartwick Students.  The fundraising goals of the Campaign include:

  • Endowment – a $14 million goal, including $9 million in scholarships and $5 million to support off campus J Term study;
  • Capital Projects – a $6.6 million goal, including construction of the William V. Campbell H’10 Fitness Center, the renovation of the Stack Student Lounge in Dewar Union, renovations and improvements to the Anderson Center for the Arts, and renovations and improvements to the Binder Physical Education Center;
  • Greener Hartwick sustainability projects totaling $1.4 million; and
  • A goal of $11.24 million in gifts toward the Hartwick Fund.
  • To date, $25 million has been raised. The Campbell Fitness Center and the renovation of Stack Lounge projects are complete; the Binder Center objective is nearly fully funded.

Support the Chair of the Campaign Committee of volunteers in the bi-monthly meetings, providing Campaign updates; develop and oversee Campaign-related volunteer solicitation and stewardship activities.

As the Campaign is completed, continue the execution of an Annual Fund program strategy that will assure the attainment of the budgeted goal.

Provide guidance and oversight to the activities of the Alumni area and be involved in alumni activities on a regular basis.

Build sustainable philanthropic resources.

Work with the various sectors of the College to assure appropriate support and collaboration within the College community.

Serve as liaison to the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees when appropriate.

Represent the President in the community and with alumni and the Board of Trustees, when appropriate.

Work closely with the President and Vice Presidents as well as the President’s Cabinet in addressing institutional issues.

The Desired Attributes and Leadership Qualifications of the VPCA

The Vice President for College Advancement will be a strong leader with progressively responsible experience as an administrator and leader of development/advancement programs. In addition, individuals with experience in foundations or other higher education positions with ties to advancement will be considered. Significant strength in the field of development management is essential, as is demonstrated goal orientation and an understanding of the importance of the role of alumni and community in the success of the College. Qualified candidates must possess a combination of education and experience required to perform the full range of duties assigned to the Vice President for College Advancement.

The ideal candidate will be a dynamic and accomplished individual with leadership experience in development or foundation management; demonstrate a track record of significant personal success in donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship at major and principal gift levels; and convey deep professional knowledge of current best practices within all components of the advancement paradigm.

In addition the successful candidate will have a:

  • Collaborative and professional leadership style;
  • Entrepreneurial spirit;
  • Strong intellectual curiosity;
  • Record of ethical behavior and personal integrity;
  • Appreciation of the potential and needs of faculty, staff and volunteers;
  • High level of energy;
  • Engaging style that motivates staff and inspires donors;
  • Clear and focused approach to management, able to make difficult decisions;
  • Willingness and an ability to partner with the President in the cultivation of donors, promotion of
  • the college and the interaction with alumni; and
  • Openness that encourages staff initiatives and fully considers potentially innovative alternative strategies.

The Process for Nominations and Applications

The Hartwick Vice President for College Advancement Search Committee will be evaluating applications in early fall with the goal of appointing a new Vice President in October or November. Although applications will be accepted until the time that the Vice President is selected, candidates should submit their materials by September 3, 2014 for the most favorable consideration.

Applications must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and five professional references with email and telephone numbers (references will not be contacted without prior authorization from the applicant). Applications and nominations should be sent electronically (MS Word or Adobe PDF) to: hartwickadvancement@agbsearch.com

The search is being assisted by:

Oscar C. Page, Ph.D. Senior Consultant, AGB Search ocp@agbsearch.com 903-870-8303

Hartwick College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. We welcome applications from the community, alumni, and the general public.

(Full college profile and description as downloadable PDF.)

Job Opportunity: Vice President for Enrollment, Hartwick College


Hartwick College, a selective, private liberal arts college in Oneonta, New York, invites nominations, applications, and expressions of interest for the position of Vice President for Enrollment Management. The new Vice President will have the opportunity to work with a stable enrollment management staff and play a leadership role in a welcoming community of faculty, staff, and senior administrators. This opportunity is enhanced by the fact that the College community is well prepared for new leadership in enrollment management, and is poised to move forward in new directions, having very recently completed a yearlong strategic visioning process.

Founded in 1797, Hartwick College currently enrolls 1576 full-time students, 77 per cent of whom live on campus. It has a very talented, dedicated, student-centered faculty and staff. Its well-focused liberal arts curriculum offers students an abundance of opportunities for experiential learning and close work with faculty members. Open Doors often ranks it among the top ten liberal arts colleges for the percentage of students who participate in international travel. Its January Term provides the opportunity not only for travel-study courses, but also for innovative study that involves close faculty-student collaboration. Hartwick also offers its students a Three-Year Degree option in 24 of its 31 majors, an Honors Program, a rich offering of campus activities, and a nationally competitive multi-divisional athletic program (NCAA Divisions I and III). Its campus in Oneonta is supplemented by its nearby Pine Lake Environmental Campus which provides an excellent venue for field work of many kinds and immersive study of almost any kind.

The new Vice President will be expected to develop and implement a successful strategic enrollment plan, collaborate with the Office of Marketing & Communications to develop a more integrated and effective marketing and communications strategy, foster staff development, and provide collegial leadership to the enrollment management staff as well as to the whole campus community.

The ideal candidate will have successful enrollment experience at a private liberal arts college at the level of the chief enrollment officer, strong analytic abilities, a thorough grasp of financial aid strategy and modeling, a well-informed understanding of liberal arts education, and the desire to be an integral, collaborative and visible member of the Hartwick community.

For more information about this opportunity and instructions to apply, please visit www.agbsearch.com/searches/vice-president-enrollment-management-hartwick-college For full consideration, applications should be received by September 1, 2014.

Please direct all nominations and inquiries to:
Robert Holyer, Ph.D.
Senior Consultant, AGB Search
rkh@agbsearch.com, 804-359-9370 (o), 804-402-6736 (c)

For more information about Hartwick, please visit www.hartwick.edu.

Thanks for a great state conference!

The Roth Building at the CIA

Thank you, The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY!

This year’s conference was hosted by The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park NY.
The conference proved to be informative, productive and wonderful! Everyone had a great time!

Join our Facebook group (see link on right) to peruse the photo album, or our LinkedIn group.

Give us your feedback!

Please take a few minutes to fill out our short survey and give us your thoughts on the conference just past – we will immediately start putting your input to work in planning for next year’s conference!

Thanks to all our wonderful presenters and attendees and especially The Culinary Institute of America for hosting; we’re already excited about 2015!

Full program available for the June 19-20 Annual State Conference

The full program is now available for the Annual State Conference on June 19-20! You can download the full PDF here.

Whom are you bringing with you? The New York State ACE Women’s Network connects us all to each other if we reach out. Colleagues and staff respond when you encourage them to attend.

This professional development event will have something for women leaders at all levels to help them develop their awareness of the whole higher education institution and how to lead in it from wherever they are.

We hope to see you there! There’s still time to register – register today!


Your Network Runs on You!

Share the new printable flyer for the June 19-20 Conference among your New York state colleagues and especially on your campus! Whom will you be bringing with you?

Details and registration are on the website at nyacenet.org!


Program for the Women of Color conference April 25

ACE Women’s Network

NYC / LI Region

2014 Women of Color Conference

Friday, April 25

Lehman College, the City University of New York

Register Online Now! 

ACE Women’s Network

NYC / LI Region

2014 Women of Color Conference

Friday, April 25

Lehman College, the City University of New York

8:45 – 9:30 am: Registration / Continental Breakfast – Music Building, Room 330

9:30 – 10:10 am: Welcome - Althea Forde, M.Ed., Regional Coordinator, NYC/LI, ACE Women’s Network

Morning Presenter
Anny Morrobel-Sosa, Ph.D., Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Lehman College

10:15 – 11:30 am: Morning Workshops

Lessons from the Life of Women in Leadership Positions
Leaders in education will discuss their “unique” paths to leadership and share their challenges and successes along the way.

Maria DeLongoria, Ph.D., Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, Suffolk County Community College

Jennifer Rubain, Esq., University Dean for Recruitment and Diversity, The City University of New York

Carole M. Berotte Joseph, Ph.D., President, Bronx Community College, The City University of New York

FacilitatorMarisol Jimenez, M.A., Associate Director, Instructional Support Services Program, Lehman College

21st Century Career Building
How do you go about advancing your career through social media? Presenters will review several effective social media platforms used to present yourself successfully.

Monica Yatsyla, M.S., Manager of Instructional Design Services, Hofstra University

Catherine FisherM.B.A., Assistant Director of Faculty Computing Services and Manager for Academic Operations, Hofstra University

11:40 am – 12:15 pm: Luncheon Presenter:

Challenges and Opportunities that Lie Ahead for Women in Higher Education
Kim Bobby, Ed.D., Director, Inclusive Excellence Group, American Council on Education

12:15 pm – 1:10 pm: Lunch

1:15 pm – 2:30 pm: Afternoon Workshops

Changing the Game in Your Favor
Representatives from educational search firms will discuss the current structures, issues and trends in hiring, and review the search process from start to finish, providing participants with strategies for creating a CV that reflects aspiring and seasoned leaders for the 21st Century.

Susan Basalla May, Ph.D., Principal, Storbeck/Pimentel Executive Search Consultants

Presenter TBA, William Spelman Executive Search

Charting Your Course: A Financial Guide for Women
In this session, the presenter will discuss fundamental money management and astute strategies for investing and growing funds.

Elizabeth O’Boyle, J.D., Financial Consultant, TIAA-Cref

2:40 – 3:00 pm: Wrap-up


Registration is now open for the Women of Color conference!

WoCC Flyer LogoRegister online now! This conference will be at Lehman College, 8:45 a.m. – 3 p.m. on April 25. Follow the link for more info!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Registration is now open!

Get the latest info on the New York statewide ACE Women’s Network conference, June 19-20, 2014!

Registration is open; you can also see a list of confirmed speakers and housing and travel information here, on the conference page.

Hope to see you there!