American Council on Education (ACE) Fellows

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​For more than 55 years, over 2,000 vice presidents, deans, department chairs, faculty, and other emerging leaders have participated in the ACE Fellows Program, a customized learning experience that enables participants to immerse themselves in the study and practice of leadership. Participants experience the culture, policies, and decision-making processes of another institution and bring those learnings back to their home campus.

This unique program condenses years of on-the-job experience and skills development into a single year. ACE Fellows will:

  • Observe and participate in key meetings and events and take on special projects and assignments while under the mentorship of a team of experienced campus or system leaders
  • Participate in three multi day seminars, engage in team-based projects and case studies, visit other campuses, and attend national meetings
  • Develop a network of higher education leaders across the U.S. and abroad​​

Our nominees are put forth by the Provost.

Recipients from UNC Charlotte

2019-2020: Jeffrey Leak, English