MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University President Gordon Gee has been elected to a three-year term on the board of directors of the American Council on Education, the nation's largest higher education organization.
His election was announced Monday (March 16) after ACE's 97th annual meeting concluded in Washington, D.C.
ACE comprises presidents of U.S. accredited degree-granting institutions, which include two- and four-year colleges, private and public universities, and nonprofit and for-profit entities. Gee's term will end March 2018.
In 2013, Gee was presented with the ACE Council of Fellow/Fidelity Investments Mentor Award, which is bestowed annually to acknowledge the enormous role of mentors in the success of ACE Fellows Program participants.
Established in 1965, the ACE Fellows Program is designed to strengthen institutions and leadership in American higher education by identifying and preparing faculty and staff for senior positions in college and university administration. Nearly 2,000 higher education leaders have participated in the ACE Fellows Program since its inception, with more than 300 Fellows having served as chief executive officers of colleges or universities and more than 1,300 having served as provosts, vice presidents and deans.