The Michigan ACE Women’s Network, through its Professional Development Committee, established a senior-level leadership shadow program for women who aspire toward those positions.
The program allows mid-level women aspiring toward senior-level positions to learn from mentors, gain diverse institutional perspectives, and develop knowledge and skills. The program utilizes best practices from a variety of existing fellowship and job shadow opportunities to create a unique experience for select women in higher education in Michigan. The personalized nature of the program allows learning to take place through both observation and applied learning.
The 2018-2019 cohort is pictured at an orientation meeting at Grand Valley State University. From left are Jeannette Stein, UM-Flint; Amy Radford-Popp, MSU; Michelle Bruner, Wayne State; Karry Kiste-Toner, Mid Michigan College; and Anne Crain, MSU.
Their mentors are Rhonda Longworth, EMU; Matt Miller, Mid Michigan College; Beverly Walker-Griffea, Mott Community College; Connie Tingson-Gatuz, Madonna University; and Alayne Thorpe, Andrews University.
Applications for the next cohort will be accepted in July 2019. MI-ACE will oversee the application and pairing process, and award a $500 scholarship to each participant who meets the expectations of the job shadow experience.
Questions can be directed to Marlene Kowalski-Braun, MI-ACE executive board member and associate vice president for inclusion and student affairs at GVSU, at firstname.lastname@example.org.