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Karen Graham Named American Council on Education Fellow

By Beth Potier, Media Relations
March 31, 2010

Karen Graham

Karen Graham, director of the Leitzel Center and professor of mathematics, is one of 46 faculty and administrators around the country named an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow for the 2010-11 academic year.

The ACE Fellows Program, established in 1965, is designed to strengthen institutions and leadership in American higher education by identifying and preparing promising senior faculty and administrators for responsible positions in college and university administration. Fellows are nominated by the presidents or chancellors of their institutions and selected following a rigorous application process.

“This fellowship will help me to learn more about current issues facing higher education and how UNH and other institutions are dealing with these issues,” says Graham. “I'll be able to bring this knowledge and experience back to UNH.”

Graham is currently working with Provost John Aber to identify a project that will be beneficial to UNH. She will spend spring semester in 2011 at another institution, taking a leave from the Leitzel Center and her faculty duties.

“Through the ACE program, Karen will gain experience in approaches to leadership at other institutions, and have the opportunity to exchange ideas and compare approaches with some of the leading figures in the academic world. That experience will prove invaluable to UNH when Karen returns,” says Aber, who lauded Graham’s work advance UNH’s presence in K-12 math education and in development of inclusive excellence.

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 seeks to provide leadership and a unifying voice on key higher education issues and influence public policy through advocacy, research, and program initiatives.

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