ACE Women's Network: Pennsylvania

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

PA ACE Region 4 Panel Discussion and Networking

PA ACE Panel Discussion and Networking (Region 4)
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
3:00-5:00 pm

Thiel College | Sawhill Georgian Room in the Howard Miller Student Center
75 College Avenue, Greenville, PA 16125

Join us for a panel discussion about “Effectively Engaging With Trustees.”

This panel will focus on developing effective relationships with Board of Trustees members. Effective  engagement with donors is an important component to successful campus leadership. This discussion will explore the varying degrees of relationships that campus leaders have with Board members. Each panelist will highlight their experience in engaging with Trustees by answering three questions: 1) what experience, if any, did you have engaging with Trustees prior to stepping into a role with direct Trustee engagement; 2) what have you learned about effective engagement with Trustees; and 3) what do you still have to learn.

Roberta Leonard, Vice President for College Advancement at Thiel College, will serve as Moderator for the panel.

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Parking: Guests are welcome to park their vehicles in the parking lot behind the football offices across the street from the Howard Miller Student Center off Route 18 (Packard Avenue).  A pdf map is attached with areas highlighted.