Valerie Kinloch, dean of the School of Education, has been selected to join the 2021-22 class of the highly prestigious American Council on Education (ACE) Fellows Program.
The ACE Fellows Program is the longest-running, cohort-based higher education leadership development program in the United States. Many of its alumni are now university presidents and provosts.
“To be selected as an ACE Fellow is a tremendous honor, and I am looking forward to having an opportunity to engage, connect, and think with other higher education leaders and administrators across multiple institutions,” Kinloch said. “The fellowship experience will allow me to deepen my perspectives on, and approaches to, current, emerging, and ongoing institutional challenges facing higher education institutions in the country. My hope is to apply this knowledge to further strengthen administrative capacity, implement strategic and academic priorities, and enhance philanthropic engagements, especially with regards to our Pitt School of Education.”
Acceptance into the ACE Fellows Program is extremely competitive at the national level. The 2021-22 cohort has 52 college and university leaders. Eleanor Feingold, executive associate dean of the Graduate School of Public Health, was also selected from Pitt.