WHO WE ARE – We are the premier New York State Organization empowering women leaders in higher education. ACE is the major coordinating body for the nation’s colleges and universities. We represent nearly 1800 College and University Presidents and the executives at related associations. We are the only major higher education association to represent all types of U.S. accredited degree granting institutions: 2-year and 4-year, public and private. Our strength lies in our loyal and diverse base of member institutions, 75% of which have been with ACE for over ten years. That loyalty stands as a testament to the value derived from membership. We convene representatives from all sectors to collectively tackle the toughest higher education challenges, with a focus on improving access and preparing every student to succeed.