Association for Collaborative Leadership

The voice for collaboration in higher education.



2018-2019 Association for Collaborative Leadership (ACL) Committees

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee acts on behalf of the Board to provide direction to the Executive Director. It serves as the operations oversight committee and receives regular reports from the Standing Committee chairs.

Chair: Claire Ramsbottom, Colleges of the Fenway, ACL President

Members: Beth Moy, Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education and ACL Vice President; Cristin Toutsi Grigos, Association of Governing Boards of Universities & Colleges and ACL Secretary;  Diane Dimitroff, Lehigh Valley Association of Independent College and ACL Treasurer; Kiernan Mathews, The Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education and Member at-Large.

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee selects qualified candidates for election to the Board.

Chair: Cristin Toutsi Grigos, Association of Governing Boards of Universities & Colleges

Members: Larry Dotolo, Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education; Jeanine Went, Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts; Owen Williams, Associated Colleges of the South.

Professional Development Committee

One of the ACL's primary goals is to develop the skills and talents of those working in higher education collaborations and leading higher education consortia. The chair of Professional Development works with the three subcommittees focused on this work to ensure synergy between our efforts.

Professional Development Chair: Kiernan Mathews, The Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education.

 

Professional Development Subcommittees

Virtual Professional Development Committee

This committee plans and delivers periodic professional development programs in webinar, podcast, and other virtual formats. Their series of virtual programs provide deeper coverage of conference topics and issues that emerge from member feedback.

Chairs: Vicki McGillin, Higher Education Collaboration; Kiernan Matthews, The Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (ex-officio).

Members: Suronda Gonzalez, Upstate New York College Collaboration; Mickey McDonald, Great Lakes Colleges Association; Timothy Newcomb, Big Ten Academic Alliance; Jim Yankech, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

2019 Annual Conference Committee Committee

The annual conference planning committee aids the conference host in planning the content of the annual conference. Planning efforts build shared knowledge in conference sessions through interactive learning.

Chair: Charlene Bergstresser, Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges.

Members: Robert Diggs, Pennsylvania Consortium for Liberal Arts; Christine Kimball, Five Colleges of Ohio; Deanna McCay, New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium; Leslie Mason, Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education; Kiernan Matthews, The Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education; Katy Thomas, Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges; Carol Traupman-Carr, Moravian College (LVAIC); Cole Woodcox, Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges; Dana Yurgosky, Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges.

2019 Summer Institute Committee

The ACL Summer Institute equips leaders of higher education collaborative organizations with leadership skills and approaches through a well-defined body of knowledge regarding evidence-based high-impact practices in collaborative leadership.

Faculty: Stig Lanesskog, Claremont College Services; Beth Moy, Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education; Claire Ramsbottom, Colleges of the Fenway; Owen Williams, Associated Colleges of the South; Barbara McFadden, Rocklin and Associates.

Standing Committees

Finance Committee

The purpose of the ACL Finance Committee is to work with the treasurer to oversee the financial health of the ACL organization. Members of this committee work to advise the board of directors, recommend budgets and activities, and strategize the long-term financial goals of the organization.

Chair: Diane Dimitroff, Lehigh Valley Association of Independent College

Members: Stig Lanesskog, Claremont College Services; Corrina Noelke, Green Mountain Higher Education Consortium; Brian Williams, Associated Colleges of the Midwest; Owen Williams, Associated Colleges of the South

Membership Recruitment and Retention

The ACL Membership Recruitment and Renewal Committee works with the Finance Committee and ACL management to develop and implement strategies and initiative-optimizing ACL membership recruitment and renewal.

Chairs: Keith Marshall, Big Ten Academic Alliance;  Lauren Scungio, The Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education; 

Members: Martha Malinski, Association of Colleges of Sisters of St. Joseph and ACL liaison to New Member Services.

Knowledge Committee

The Knowledge Committee facilitates the study of current and emerging practices in higher education collaboration through the collection and development of articles, publications and presentations, as well as through actively eliciting knowledge from member leaders on topics of interest.

Chair: Jeanine Went, Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts 

Members: Beth Moy, Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education.

New Member Services Committee

The Member Services Committee welcomes new members to ACL and engages them through a new member support group providing outreach, networking, and guidance for new members (whether new individuals in an existing member organization or new organizations).

Chairs: Martha Malinski, Association of Colleges of Sisters of St. Joseph; Cole Woodcox, Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges

Marketing Committee

The ACL Marketing Committee works with the ACL Board and ACL management to oversee the development and implementation of strategies to optimize the awareness of ACL programs and initiatives by both members and the broader higher education community.

Chair: Amy Doonan Cronin, New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium

Members: Kitty Kennedy, The Boston Consortium; Beth Rushing, the Appalachian College Association; Brian Williams, Associated Colleges of the Midwest

Sponsorship Committee

The Sponsorship Committee assists businesses and service providers in supporting the educational mission of ACL through sponsorships of our annual conference and webinar program. Our committee members help sponsors communicate their solutions and products to more than 400 colleges and universities represented by ACL members to help them control costs, collaborate on academic and administrative innovation, and share a wide range of services.

Chair: Sarah Stone, Five Colleges of Ohio

Members: Cole Woodcox, Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges


Technical Advisory Committee

The Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) Committee researches, evaluates, and recommends technological solutions that cost-effectively aid in the fulfillment of ACL’s mission and goals. 

Chair: Timothy Newcomb, Big Ten Academic Alliance

Members:  Annabelle Bozin, Colleges of the Fenway; Robert Diggs, Pennsylvania Consortium for Liberal Arts; Ed Finn, Associated Colleges of the Midwest; Dana Yurgosky, Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges.


Ad Hoc Committees

Strategic Planning Task Force 

Chair: Stig Lanesskog, Claremont College Services

Members:  Owen Williams, Associated Colleges of the South; Beth Moy, Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education.


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