UNC Greensboro – Affiliate of the NC ACE Women's Network | Advancing Women in Higher Education

UNC Greensboro -
affiliate of the NC ACE Women’s Network

Advancing Women in Higher Education


​​​​​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 chair 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.

The state networks are linked to one another through their connection with the American Council on Education (ACE)​ and the ACE Women’s Network Executive Council, a group of senior women executives from across the country who serve as both mentors to the state chairs and as advisers to ACE on the overall functioning of the ACE Women’s Network. State chairs also benefit from the mentorship and advice from college and university presidents and chancellors who have agreed to serve as presidential sponsors.

Our Mission

The ACE Women’s Network facilitates the networking of women interested in pursuing leadership opportunities in higher education. A four-part structure—Network Executive Council, independent, state-based networks with state chairs, presidential sponsors, and institutional representatives—facilitates these connections, allows for sharing of best practices, particularly at the State Chairs Annual Conference, and enables local leadership training by the state networks.​

Our Leadership at UNCG

Sherine Obare

Sherine Obare

Dr. Obare is Dean of the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering and Professor Nanoscience at UNCG.

Dayna Touron

Dayna Touron

Dr. Touron is Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Psychology at UNCG.

Recent News

Women Blazing Trails: Advancing Women in Higher Education

Calling all UNCG women leaders! Join us for a virtual conference on June 11, 2021. The conference will host Dr. Tonya Smith-Jackson as the keynote speaker. Register now!

Chat with a Woman Leader

Join us on March 24 with Dr. Rochelle Ford, Elon University

Chat with a Woman Leader.

The session will be led by Dr. Sibby Anderson Thompkins, Special Advisor to the Provost and Chancellor for Equity & Inclusion and Interim Chief Diversity Officer at UNC Chapel Hill and will be held on Wednesday, October 28, 3-4 pm. 

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