Crawley named ACE Fellow

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William Crawley, associate dean of the College of Community and Public Service, has been named an American Council on Education Fellow for 2010-11. Forty-six fellows, nominated by the presidents or chancellors of their institutions, were selected following a rigorous application process.

The ACE Fellows Program is designed to strengthen institutions and leadership in higher education. Fellows attend three week-long retreats on higher education to enhance their knowledge about the challenges and opportunities confronting higher education.

“This ACE Fellowship provides an opportunity to immerse myself in the culture, policies and decision-making processes of another institution, thereafter returning to Grand Valley with a fresh perspective and new ideas,” said Crawley. “One of my objectives will be to observe the leadership styles of the individuals in each major administrative division, their effectiveness and how they interact with one another in support of the university mission and values.”

ACE is the major coordinating body for the nation’s higher education institutions, representing more than 1,600 college and university presidents and more than 200 associations.