IU’s Erin Ebersole Named A.C.E. Fellow

Erin Ebersole, EdD

Erin Ebersole, EdD

Washington, DC (April 1, 2015)—The American Council on Education (ACE), recently announced that Erin Ebersole, director of Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness at Immaculata University, has been named an ACE Fellow for academic year 2015-16.

A resident of Wyomissing, PA, Ebersole recently earned her EdD in Higher Education from Immaculata University. She received her undergraduate degree from Alvernia University and a master’s degree from West Chester University. As a professional higher education administrator, she began her career at Alvernia University in 2001 prior to serving at Immaculata since 2006.

The ACE Fellows Program, established in 1965, is designed to strengthen institutions and leadership in American higher education by identifying and preparing emerging leaders for senior positions in college and university administration. Forty-seven Fellows, nominated by the senior administration of their institutions, were selected this year following a rigorous application process.

The ACE Fellows Program combines retreats, interactive learning opportunities, campus visits and placement at another higher education institution to condense years of on-the-job experience and skills development into a single semester or year. Each ACE Fellow will focus on an issue of concern to their sponsoring institution while spending the next academic year working with a college or university president and other senior officers at a host institution.

ACE Fellows also attend three retreats on higher education issues organized by ACE and visit campuses and other higher education-related organizations across the United States and abroad as they work to read extensively in the field and engage in interactive learning opportunities to increase their understanding of higher education challenges and opportunities.

“I am passionate about the broad impact that higher education has on our country and global society in terms of preparing individuals for careers and also assisting in the development of the whole person,” stated Ebersole. “I am dedicated to finding ways to maintain the liberal arts in higher education.”

About ACE: Founded in 1918, ACE is the major coordinating body for all the nation’s higher education institutions, representing more than 1,600 college and university presidents, and more than 200 related associations, nationwide. It provides leadership on key higher education issues and influences public policy through advocacy. For more information, please visit www.acenet.edu or follow ACE on Twitter @ACEducation.

Immaculata University is a Catholic, comprehensive, coeducational institution of higher education, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.

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