We are the New York State ACE Network for Women Leaders in Higher Education!

Welcome from the State Chair of the NYS ACE Women’s Network, Kathy Merget.

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.


Save the Date: The Importance of Women in Education & Leadership in New York State

ACE Spring2016

You’re Invited, 2nd Annual Women’s Leadership Symposium

Dear colleague,

You’re Invited to the 2nd Annual Women’s Leadership Symposium

Inspiration & Empowerment: A conversation For and About Women in the Workplace

Our Keynote Speakers

Jessica Bacal, Smith College, Director of the Wurtele Center for Work & Life and author of the book, Mistakes I Made at Work: 25 Influential Women Reflect on What They Got Out of Getting it Wrong.

Tonjanita Johnson, Vice President of Communications and Marketing at the University of Tennessee System. 

Our own campus senior leaders Lynn Johnson, Judith Greiman, Susan Blum and Mary Truhlar will discuss what they’ve learned in their leadership journey. 

Who Should Attend?  

All Stony Brook employees, community members and surrounding higher education institutions who are seeking inspiration and empowerment in their professional and personal lives.

Event Information

Date & Time
hursday, March 17, 2016
 9 AM to 4:00 PM

Student Activities Center Ballrooms A & B

This event includes continental breakfast, luncheon, and door prizes. There will be breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and a book signing.


$25 for Stony Brook employees
$50 for community members and alumni.

For additional information, or to register, visit http://you.stonybrook.edu/forward/ or call (631) 632-2780.

Registration includes the ability to select Journal Transfer or Material Services Req for departments wishing to sponsor their staff to attend. 

Patricia Aceves, Ed.D.
Director, The Faculty Center

Research Professor, Department of Technology & Society

Teaching, Learning & Technology
S1464 Melville Library
Stony Brook, NY 11794

Managing your career portfolio: Get out in front of the competition

Join us on Friday, March 4 at Concordia College-NY, as we discuss how to manage your career portfolio to get out in front of the competition!
Experts responsible for hiring faculty, staff and administrative positions will share what they look for in candidates. Discover strategies from career specialists to create or enhance your career portfolio.
Time: 1-3:30pm
Date: Friday, March 4
Location: Concordia College
Cost: $15

Register here!
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109 inaugural signers to the Moving the Needle pledge

220x146-Moving-The-Needle-Graphic-IdentifierThe Moving the Needle initiative asks leaders in higher education to commit to increasing the number of women serving as presidents in higher education to 50% by 2030. The American Council on Education announced this week that 109 presidents and chancellors have already signed the pledge.

Find out more at the ACE website.

Breakfast with a President, Dec. 11, 2015

The New York City/Long Island Region is pleased to invite you to their third annual

Breakfast with a President


Dr. Christine M. Riordan
Adelphi University

to discuss

The Value You Create as a Leader

Discussion/Q&A with Dr. Riordan will follow the presentation

Date: Friday, December 11, 2015
Time: 9:00-11:00 AM
Address: NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine
at the NYIT Old Westbury Campus
710 Northern Blvd., Old Westbury, NY 11568

Breakfast is sponsored by NYITCOM but you must register by December 8th at 5 p.m.

Register online now!

Berkshire Conference comes to New York State

The prestigious Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders and Sexualities is accepting paper proposals until January 1. Hope to see you there!

berksflyerCall for Papers for the 17th Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders and Sexualities
June 1-4, 2017
Hofstra University Hempstead, NY (in the New York area)

Theme: “Thinking and Talking About Women, Genders, and Sexualities Inside and Outside the Academy”

Deadline for the Submission of Proposals: January 15, 2016

Conference Dates: June 1-4, 2017

Location: Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York (Outside New York City).

Women’s history has undergone enormous shifts since the First Berkshire conference, recasting dominant historical narratives and pioneering new ideas and methodologies. Fresh ideas about the very category of “women,” innovative studies of the body, new analyses of sexuality, trans-regional and transnational scholarship have transformed understandings of history. We now stand at a critical crossroads rich with possibilities for exciting innovations in research and teaching in this field.

Reviving connections between communities and institutions, historians are increasingly joining forces — inside and outside the academy – with an eye toward affecting social change and social justice. New forms of cooperation have raised important historical questions: What can we learn from internationalizing the discussion of women, careers and family? How can we use multi-sited histories of slavery to write gendered histories of global capitalism? How can scholars and activists collaborate to transform the pedagogical landscape in our ‘classrooms’? The 2017 Berkshire Conference will be a venue for difficult conversations about these and other crucial questions.

We will accept proposals for organized panels, roundtables, and workshops along with individual paper presentations for the following themed tracks, seeking submissions from historians, gender studies scholars and feminist activists who work on diverse periods and regions. The program committee reserves the right to break up and/or combine proposed panels, and will find an appropriate panel for each individual proposal that has been accepted. We support creative presentation formats involving performances or film viewing. Please visit our Call for Paper website listed below for explanation of the various session formats and instructions for submission.

Themed Tracks:

  • Gender and the State: Majorities and Minorities
  • Social Justice, Migration and the City
  • Globalized Labor
  • Slavery and Other Forms of Unfree Labor
  • Women, Gender and Capitalism
  • Sexualities, Gender and Science
  • Pedagogy and Work Culture, K-12
  • Women, Gender and War
  • Refugees, Asylum and Gender
  • Women, Gender and Religion
  • Performance Studies and Visual Culture
  • Politics and Popular Culture
  • Work Cultures/Work Realities: The Academy and Beyond

Note on Registration and Accommodation: To encourage a greater range of scholars to participate in our conference, Hofstra University offers housing in student dormitories for conference participants in addition to providing information about nearby hotels. Contact us for more information on conference expenses. International participants from developing nations may apply for financial aid to defray the cost of travel, room and board. If you have questions about registration, accommodations, and/or financial aid, feel free to contact us at our email address below.

For more information on track themes and session formats visit


Questions? Contact us at BC2017@hofstra.edu

Jobs at Cornell

Cornell University has the following job openings:

One-Day Leadership Institute in New York State

November 13th– Institute for Leadership Action in Higher Education

Are you ready to take your career up a level? If yes, we invite you to attend our “Institute for Leadership Action in Higher Education” event, where you will be inspired to create actionable plans that improve the likelihood of developing your full potential and achieving your most important professional career goals.


Stony Brook Manhattan Campus

At our One Day Institute, you will develop a one-year Individual Strategic Action Plan.In addition, you will receive access to:

Eight Month, Post-Institute Online Community, where you will be able to network and share progress with other leaders during the academic year, and

Monthly Online Forum, where you will learn and ask questions about the latest local and national higher education trends, how they emerge and how they leverage influence on campus.

When: Friday, November 13th, 2015
Where: Stony Brook University Manhattan Campus
               387 Park Avenue South between 27th and 28th Streets
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Cost of Attendance
: $250 (with a presale discount cost of $200).
This fee includes access to an eight month long institute, networking with other professionals, lunch, and institute materials.

Register here!

Our Institute Facilitator

Dr. Lisa R. Braverman is a leader and innovator in the field of higher education with a thirty-seven year career working for colleges and universities across the country. She has served at senior levels in academia as chief academic officer, associate provost and dean at major colleges and universities throughout the country.

ILAHE Poster 6The New York/Long Island region is hosting this for women leaders in higher education throughout New York State. All are welcome!

Feel free to share this print flyer on your campus!
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Women leaders in online learning at St. John’s Manhattan campus

Online learning leaders present Oct 1, 2015

The Women’s Leadership in Online Learning panel discussion of October 1, 2015—co-sponsored by the ACE Women’s Network of NY, St. John’s University and the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) and held at the St. Johns University Manhattan Campus—drew participants from around New York State and New Jersey.   A panel of five online higher education experts, including Elizabeth Ciabocchi, Ed.D. (St. John’s University), Amy Gaimaro, D.B.A. (Molloy College), Kathleen S. Ives, D.M. (Online Learning Consortium), Christine G. Shakespeare, Ph.D. (Pace University), and Deborah Spiro, Ed.D. (Nassau Community College), led a lively discussion on the issues and challenges facing women leaders in online learning in public and private 2- and 4-year higher education institutions in the region.  Participants were encouraged to seek out leadership opportunities and professional development in online higher education via the ACE Women’s Network of NY, the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), and other professional organizations and leadership development programs for women in higher education.
Check out upcoming ACE Women’s Network of NY events here on this website or on our LinkedIn group or Facebook page, plus you’re invited:
Online Learning Consortium (OLC) International Conference for Online Learning, October 13-16, 2015, Orlando, FL

Oct. 19 – Cultivating a Robust Mentor Network, Central Region

Please join us!

Monday, October 19, 2015
Cultivating a Robust Mentor Network

It’s all about relationships!

Presented by

Christa Downey
Director of Engineering Co-op & Career Services
Cornell University

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
Room 1175
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!

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