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

Virtual 6th Annual Women in Educational Leadership Symposium

Upcoming symposium sponsored by Appalachian State University October 1-2

System for Leadership Mentoring

Coming soon! We are coordinating a system for leadership mentoring where we match interested mentees with established women leaders on campus. We will send out a google form in the coming weeks to gather information from individuals who are interested in being a part of this initiative.

Upcoming Monthly Workgroup Meetings

We are planning to hold monthly workgroup meetings, with each devoted to discussing and brainstorming a different issue related to women’s leadership. Topics may include team building, data management, budgets, conflict management, negotiation, promotion, work/life balance, intersection with BIPOC, and international women’s issues. We will send out information soon with the first meeting time.

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