Welcome from State Chair
Vice President and Chief Inclusion Officer
Professor of Sociology
As the State Chair of the Michigan American Council on Education (MI-ACE) Women’s Network and on behalf of our entire Executive Board, it is my honor to thank you for visiting our website….and welcome! The MI-ACE Women’s Network is linked to 42 other state networks through its affiliation with the national ACE Inclusive Excellence Group and its ACE Women’s Network Executive Council. Established in 1978, MI-ACE was one of the first 12 “pioneering” state networks formed in the nation. We have been and continue to be the voice of Michigan women in higher education. This past year Madonna College hosted our record-breaking annual conference virtually, with 500 attendees.
REACTING TO OUR CHANGING WORLD
In our rapidly changing world and numerous challenges affecting us all, we need women leaders in higher education. We need the diversity of thought and the abundance of talent all gender identities bring to the table. MI-ACE envisions and strives to contribute to an open and just higher education environment in which all share their talents and voices equally. Their voices in management and policymaking are vital, and it is our Network's mission to offer the professional development, networking, partnering, and engagement opportunities that provide an ever-increasing pool of talent to our Michigan campuses. We provide substantial links with other professional fields, peer-to-peer mentoring, and a long list of programs that help our members achieve career success and our campuses to thrive. MI-ACE is an advocate for higher education and for women in higher education.
TOGETHER WE'RE BETTER
If your institution is already a member, you know the Network's positive power, appreciate its advocacy and share its pride in the professional development of women colleagues. If your institution is not a member, I invite you to join the 40+ other Michigan higher education colleges and universities that already belong to this, the premier professional network for women in Michigan. The annual cost for institutional membership is a modest $250 this year; the benefits to the women on your campus are priceless.
Please browse through our website to read how our levels of engagement and notable programs, services, and awards can benefit you. Check out the Network’s programs, services, and awards offerings: Institutional Representatives, Distinguished Women’s Award (DWA), Public Policy, Women of Color Collaborative (WOCC), and Professional Development.
So, welcome back old friends and new. Contact me any time at [email protected]; there's nothing I'd rather do than visit with you about MI-ACE and what it can mean to you this year.
MI-ACE Women’s History Month Acknowledgement
For the month of March MI-ACE acknowledges Women’s History Month, International Women’s Day and Equal Pay day. We salute the accomplishments and leadership of women all over the world, in all walks of life, in all occupations and all areas impacting women. We salute past and present courageous women who moved the needle when it wasn’t safe and or fashionable to do so. As women, and those who identify as women, our strength and compassion has made a difference in our lives, the lives of our families, communities, the country and internationally. To all the members and supporters of MI-ACE thank you for helping to advance and support women in higher education. Women Matter! LBGTQ+ Matter! (https://womenshistorymonth.gov/)
International Women’s Day (IWD) is March 8, 2023. The United Nation Women and United Nations theme is DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender Equality. On March 8th please wear one or all of the (IWD) colors purple (justice and dignity), green (hope) or white (purity). (https://www.unwomen.org/en)
Equal Pay Day is March 14, 2023. According to AAUW, Equal pay Day denotes how far into the year women must work to be paid what men were paid the previous year. The gender pay gap is 84% for full-time women workers and 77% for all women workers (including part-time and seasonal) for every dollar paid to white males. Equal Pay Day is not the same for all women. Equal Pay is more than one day of national recognition. Below are opportunities to recognize the dates and unequal pay of different groups of women throughout the year.
- LGBTQIA+ Equal Pay Awareness Day is June 15. Without enough data to make calculations, this day raises awareness about the wage gap experienced by LGBTQIA+ folks.
- Black Women’s Equal Pay Day is July 27. Black women are paid 67% and 64% of every dollar paid to white men.
- Moms’ Equal Pay Day is August15. Moms are paid 74% and 62% of every dollar paid to dads.
- Latina’s Equal Pay Day is October 5. Latinas are paid 57% and 54% of every dollar paid to white men.
- Native Women’s Equal Pay Day is November 30. Native women are paid 57% and 51% of every dollar paid to white men.
- Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Women’s Equal Pay Day is TBD. Asian American and Pacific Islander women are paid 92% and 80% of every dollar paid to white men. (https://www.aauw.org/resources/article/equal-pay-day-calendar/)
Institutional Representatives of MI-ACE member institutions have organized campus activities with staff, students and institution leaders, including wearing red, speaker events, salary negotiation workshops, and social media awareness campaigns. Following is
- the MI-ACE Women’s Network 2023 Equal Pay Toolkit, a resource for planning campus activities. Also, Contact the MI-ACE Speakers Bureau if you are seeking a speaker for your event.
We have so much to celebrate this month. Take the time to view the links, read the rich history, and acknowledge the sung and unsung women in higher education all beyond.
Established in 1844, Olivet College is a private, liberal arts institution located in south-central Michigan. The College remains dedicated to its academic vision of Education for Individual and Social Responsibility by providing a quality higher education to all, regardless of gender, race or financial means. From enrollment to graduation, Olivet College is committed to each student’s personal, academic and career success. www.olivetcollege.edu
For immediate release - September 30, 2021
Linda Logan, Ph.D., Named Chair of Michigan ACE Women’s Network
OLIVET, Mich. — Linda Logan, Ph.D., vice president and chief inclusion officer at Olivet College, has been named the chair of the Michigan American Council on Education (MI-ACE) Women’s Network. Previously, Dr. Logan spent three years as the MI-ACE Women’s Network state chair elect. She also served as the co-chair of the Public Policy Committee, co-chair of the Institutional Representatives Committee, and on the MI-ACE Women’s Network Executive Board of Directors. In addition, Dr. Logan chaired the MI-ACE Women’s Network Conference in 2018 and 2019 and has led Equal Pay Day for Women events for many years.
“In our rapidly changing world with numerous challenges affecting us all, we need women leaders in higher education,” Dr. Logan said. “We need the diversity of thought and the abundance of talent all gender identities bring to the table. MI-ACE envisions and strives to contribute to an open and just higher education environment in which all share their talents and voices equally. Diverse voices in management and policymaking are vital, and it is our Network's mission to offer the professional development, networking, partnerships and engagement opportunities that provide an ever-increasing pool of talent to our Michigan campuses. It is an honor to serve as the state chair.”
The Michigan American Council on Education is the professional network for Michigan women in higher education. The MI-ACE works in concert with the ACE Women’s Network nationally to identify, develop, encourage, advance, link and support (IDEALS) women in higher education. Professional development, networking, mentoring, advocacy, and support for women in Michigan’s higher education system are provided through the network.
Linda Logan, Ph.D.
Linda Logan, Ph.D., has served Olivet College for more than 20 years, presently as the vice president and chief inclusion officer. Dr. Logan’s responsibilities include education, training, engaging in research, and assisting in selecting talent and implementing programs that promote inclusion, diversity, equity, access, and opportunity.
Dr. Logan first came to Olivet College as the director of the criminal justice program and an assistant professor of sociology and anthropology. In 2001, she transitioned to chair of the Social Science Department while maintaining her role of assistant professor. Later, Dr. Logan held the position of vice president and dean of student life, and professor of sociology. She still continues to teach in her current role. She has decades of experience in counseling, research, conflict resolution, wellness program development, teaching, and higher education leadership, paired with a passion for relationship building and mentorship.
Dr. Logan holds a doctorate in family and child ecology from Michigan State University, a master’s degree in counseling and guidance from Central Michigan University, and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Saginaw Valley State University.
Learn more about Olivet College by contacting the Office of Admission at 800-456-7189 or [email protected].
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