Senior-Level Leadership Shadow Program

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.

Applications for the 2019-2020 cohort are due July 12: MI ACE Shadowing Application for 2019 final


From left are Jeannette Stein, Amy Radford-Popp, Michelle Bruner,Karry Kiste-Toner and Anne Crain.

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


Read about the 2017 and 2016 (inaugural) cohorts.