March 16, 2012. BOONE — Appalachian State University Chancellor Kenneth E. Peacock has been elected to a three-year term on the 38-member American Council on Education’s Board of Directors. His term will end in March 2014.
Founded in 1918, the American Council on Education (ACE) is the only higher education organization that represents presidents and chancellors of all types of U.S. accredited, degree-granting institutions: community colleges and four-year institutions, private and public universities, and nonprofit and for-profit colleges.
ACE represents the interests of more than 1,600 campus executives, as well as 200 leaders of higher education-related associations and organizations. Together, ACE member institutions serve 80 percent of today’s college students.
In its role as the major coordinating body for all the nation’s higher education institutions, ACE provides leadership on key higher education issues and influences public policy through advocacy, research and program initiatives. ACE fosters greater collaboration and new partnerships within and outside the higher education community to help colleges and universities anticipate and address the challenges of the 21st century and contribute to a stronger nation and better world.
To support the organization’s mission and vision, ACE’s leaders have developed a core list of strategic priorities to drive operations. These include:
- Advocating on behalf of key higher education issues
- Increasing the number of adult learners who are college- and career-ready
- Ensuring higher education has diverse, skilled and ample leadership
- Positioning ACE as the most contemporary resource to guide colleges and universities in achieving their strategic goals in international relations
- Working to improve ACE’s effectiveness, efficiency, and financial strength
More information about the organization is online at http://www.acenet.edu.
Photo courtesy of Appalachian State University.