Lincoln (Neb.) - Aug. 4, 1997 - The University of Nebraska- Lincoln's two ACE fellows for the 1997-98 academic year have finalized their plans for the fellowships, which were awarded earlier this year by the American Council on Education.
Rita Kean, professor and chair of the department of textiles, clothing and design, will work in the office of Chancellor Robert Hemenway of the University of Kansas system beginning Aug. 18. The areas she will study at KU include strategic planning and gender issues. Kean will be in Lawrence through June 15, 1998. During that time, Joan Laughlin, associate dean of the College of Human Resources and Family Sciences, will serve as interim chair of the textiles, clothing and design department.
Suzanne Ortega, professor of sociology and associate dean of graduate studies, will remain on the UNL campus working on a variety of projects in three administrative offices. She will work with Chancellor James Moeser; Rick Edwards, senior vice chancellor for academic affairs; and Priscilla Grew, vice chancellor for research.
Kean and Ortega are among 32 faculty members who were selected in a national competition. The ACE fellows program was established in 1965 and is designed to strengthen leadership in American higher education by identifying and preparing promising faculty and staff members for responsible positions in college and university administration.
According to Marlene Ross, program director, of the 1,148 participants in the program's first 31 years, 200 have become chief executive officers in 260 institutions and higher education organizations and nearly 700 have become vice presidents, provosts or deans.
The American Council on Education is the umbrella
association for the nation's colleges and universities. Its
membership includes more than 1,600 accredited, degree-granting
institutions and more than 200 higher education associations and
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