WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y.-- Dr. Nicola Blake has been named to the 2016-2017 American Council on Education -- or ACE -- Fellow program at Westchester Community College . During the upcoming academic year, she will be on the school's campus sharing her insight and knowledge.
The ACE program provides an opportunity for an up-and-coming senior college staff member to gain on-the-job experience and professional development. In her roles as Faculty Advisor to the Provost, Liberal Arts and Sciences Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor in English at CUNY’s Guttman Community College, Blake has amassed 18 years of experience in higher education. At Westchester Community College, she will participate and coordinate a range of special projects throughout the year.
“Selection as a host institution is a sign of the outstanding reputation and commitment to excellence at Westchester Community College," said Sherri Lind Hughes, director of the ACE Fellows Program. “An ACE Fellow chooses an institution not only for its rigorous academic environment and high-quality efforts to educate students, but also its strong desire to invest in the future of higher education senior leadership as well,” she said.
Established in 1965, the ACE Fellows Program identifies and prepares faculty and staff for senior positions in college and university administration. 29 Fellows are nominated by the senior administration of its institutions, while only two are placed at community colleges.
Nearly 2,000 higher education leaders have participated in the ACE Fellows Program over the past five decades, with more than 80 percent of Fellows having served as senior leaders of colleges and universities. For more information on ACE, visit their website .