ACE Women's Network: Pennsylvania

PA ACE Region 2 Networking Brunch

PA ACE Networking Brunch (Region 2)
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Partnering Across the Sectors of Higher Education

This event is an opportunity for women across sectors of higher education to hear from two leaders in the community college realm. Whether you are just curious about other types of higher education institutions, or actively seeking new opportunities, this session will open a dialogue about partnering across institutional types. Dr. Kathleen Hetherington, President of Howard Community College and Diane Bosak, VP for Workforce Development, Achieving the Dream, will lead the discussion.

Dr. Kathleen Hetherington, president of Howard Community College (HCC), has dedicated her career in higher education to advancing the mission of community colleges. With more than 40 years of progressively responsible community college leadership experience, Dr. Hetherington is the fourth president of Howard Community College (HCC) and the first to be a community college graduate.

Diane Bosak is Vice President for Workforce Strategies and Policy at Achieving the Dream.  In this role, Diane leads efforts around expanding workforce services with network colleges.

Parking: Visitors may park in any lot not designated as “staff parking.”  There are no parking passes required.  Directions and campus maps located at this link:

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PA ACE Region 3 Networking Lunch

PA ACE Networking Lunch (Region 3)
Friday, April 12, 2019

Join us for lunch, networking, and conversation with Dr. Susan Looney

11:30am–12:15pm: Arrival and Lunch (provided by Wild Sage Kitchen and Restaurant)

12:15–12:45pm: Business Card Exchange Game

12:45–1:00pm: PA Ace Network – Information Session

1:00–1:30pm: Keynote Presentation | A Non-traditional Path to the Presidency
Dr. Susan Looney, President of Reading Area Community College

Dr. Susan Looney has had a remarkable journey to her current role as President of Reading Area Community College.  A high school dropout at the age of 16, Susan decided to devote her life to her family’s harness horse racing business, becoming one of the most successful female harness drivers in the nation.  She holds the record of being the youngest driver to win a race at the Meadowlands Racetrack and the first female driver to win a race at Garden State Park.  After a serious racing accident, Susan began to re-evaluate her life’s goals and entered a community college after earning her GED.  She completed her associate degree, continued on for a bachelor’s and master’s degree in business, a Juris Doctorate, and ultimately a doctorate in educational leadership.  Dr. Susan Looney is a passionate advocate for education, promoting the role of the community college as a valuable partner in community and economic development.

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Free parking is available at the Front and Washington Garage (Bld.16), located directly next to the Schmidt Training and Technology Center (Bld.9).


PA ACE Region 2 Networking Breakfast

PA ACE Networking Breakfast (Region 2)
Thursday, January 24, 2019
8:00-10:30 am

Bryn Mawr College | Great Hall in Old Library
101 N Merion Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Topic: Building a Leadership Toolkit

President Kimberly Wright Cassidy, PhD,  will speak about strategies she has developed to address some of the leadership challenges she has faced first as a provost (2007-2013) and subsequently as interim president and president of Bryn Mawr College (2013-present).

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Parking: 140 Morris Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010