ACE Women's Network of Indiana
2nd Annual Leadership Conference - Virtual & Live
Lead from Where You Are — Friday, April 16, 2021
Ashleigh Shelby Rosette, Professor of Management and OrganizationsAshleigh Shelby Rosette is Senior Associate Dean and Professor of Management and Organizations at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Rosette is an accomplished leadership, diversity, and negotiations scholar and a decorated teacher. The trailblazing work for which she is the most recognized challenges the longstanding view in organizational research of women as a monolithic social group. Her work highlights that connecting gender with race critically shapes the experiences of women leaders in organizations. Her research has been featured in Forbes, CNN, The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, Business Week, the Financial Times, USA Today, Huffington Post, and National Public Radio., Senior Associate Dean of Executive MBA and Non-Degree Programs, The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Roslyn Clark Artis, President, Benedict CollegeDr. Artis currently serves as the 14th and first female President of Benedict College. Previously, she led Florida Memorial University as its 13th and first female President. Thorough and intentional, Dr. Artis possesses a depth of knowledge and a commitment to student success that is unmatched in today’s higher education arena. She has been named “President of the Year” by Higher Ed Dive for her leadership in navigating the unprecedented challenges of 2020; “Educator of the Year” by The 100 Black Men of America; and “Female President of the Year” by HBCU Digest.
Rose B. Bellanca, President and CEO, Washtenaw Community CollegeNow in her 11th year, Dr. Rose B. Bellanca is president and CEO of Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, MI. She is responsible for the administration and strategic direction of the college, which serves more than 20,000 students and has an annual operational budget of more than $100 million. Before WCC, she was president of Northwood University’s West Palm Beach, FL campus and president of St. Clair Community College, in Port Huron, MI. She obtained her bachelor’s, master’s, and Doctor of Education degrees from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. A forward thinker, Dr. Bellanca has overseen development of new curricula and programs related to the mobility and skilled trades sectors—the jobs of the future.
Teresa Lubbers, Indiana Commissioner for Higher EducationTeresa Lubbers was appointed in 2009 as Commissioner for Indiana’s Commission for Higher Education, the coordinating agency charged with ensuring the state’s postsecondary education system is aligned to meet the needs of students and state. Prior to joining the Commission, Lubbers served in the Indiana State Senate for 17 years, leading on education and economic development issues as Chair of the Senate Education and Career Development Committee. Lubbers also serves as Chair of the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet. Lubbers holds an undergraduate degree from Indiana University and a Master in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Ted Mitchell, President, American Council on EducationTed Mitchell is the President of the American Council on Education, the major coordinating body for America’s colleges and universities. Prior to coming to ACE, Ted was the Under Secretary of the United States Department of Education, responsible for all post-secondary and adult education policy and programs as well as the $1.3 trillion Federal Student Aid Portfolio. Prior to his federal service, Mitchell was the CEO of the NewSchools Venture Fund, a national investor in education innovation. He has served, as well, as President of the California State Board of Education, President of Occidental College, and in a variety of leadership roles at UCLA, including Vice Chancellor. Mitchell was deputy to the President and to the Provost at Stanford University and began his career as a professor at Dartmouth College where he also served as Chair of the Department of Education.
Karen Schuster Webb, President, Union Institute & UniversityDr. Karen Schuster Webb is the President of Union Institute & University, which is a national university system. She is a visionary leader, an internationally respected scholar, a mentor to those aspiring to higher education leadership, and has dedicated her career to equity of access to educational excellence. Dr. Webb serves on the Board of Directors of the American Council on Education, is past Chair of ACE’s Women’s Network Executive Council, and is a Presidential Sponsor for the ACE Women’s Network Ohio. Among her many honors is being a recipient of the Indiana University-Bloomington School of Education’s Distinguished Alumni Award.