Senior-Level Leadership Shadow Program

The Michigan ACE Women’s Network, through its Professional Development Committee, established in 2016 a senior-level leadership shadow program for women who aspire toward senior-level positions.

Now in its second year, 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.

Click MI-ACE-Senior-Level-Leadership-Shadow-Flyer-FINAL-2017new for more information.

Click MI ACE Shadowing Application 2017 for an application to download to your computer and complete.

MI-ACE will oversee the application and pairing process, and award a $1,000 scholarship to each participant who meets the expectations of the job shadow experience.

Applications are due July 15, 2017.

Questions can be directed to Marlene Kowalski-Braun, an MI-ACE executive board member and GVSU associate vice provost for Student Affairs and Inclusion and Equity, at or (616) 331-3585.

2016 cohort

An orientation was held September 15 at Grand Valley State University for the 2016-2017 cohort of five mentees and five mentors.

Mentees are Michelle Allmendinger, Michigan State University; Christine Benson, Madonna University; Colleen Croxall, Eastern Michigan University; Anne Hitt, Oakland University; and Lisa Miller, Grand Valley State University. (Pictured below.)

Mentors are Christine Hammond, Mid Michigan Community College; Nick Piccolo, Alma College; Diane Anderson, Western Michigan University; Gayle R. Davis, Grand Valley State University; and Cameron Brunet-Koch, North Central Michigan College.

Mentees are pictured below with Nancy Giardina, Michigan ACE Women’s Network executive board member. Mentors, mentees and the Professional Development Committee are pictured below. More photos can be viewed here.