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MI-ACE Network 2014 Conference
MI-ACE Network 2014 Conference

American Council on Education Michigan Women's Network 2014 Annual Conference

June 2-3, 2014
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center at
Michigan State University

Join the Michigan ACE (American Council on Education) Women's Network annual conference. Hosted by Lansing Community College, this year's conference Make a Difference: Leadership • Inclusion • Connections offers an exciting and unique opportunity to connect with professionals working to enhance, improve and evolve higher education.

About MI-ACE Network 2014 Conference

The MI-ACE Women's Network annual conference is designed by women in higher education for women in higher education, and for those who share their mission, to provide opportunities for professional development in an environment that values connection, inclusiveness, and developing leadership potential. Sessions are tailored with the goal of bringing women together with their peers to engage on topics impacting women in academe today, including issues around public policy and women's equity. Through this active collaboration, the MI-ACE Women's Network strives to improve the climate, and enhance professional recognition and career advancement for women working in all of Michigan's public and private colleges and universities.

The MI-ACE Women's Network Public Policy Priorities for 2012-2014

  • Advancement and Support for Women Professionals
  • Changing Demographics - Access and Opportunity in Higher Education
  • Funding for Programs that Impact Girls and Women
  • Cost and Funding Issues in Higher Education

The Michigan ACE Network is committed to identifying, developing the leadership of, advancing, and supporting the retention of women in higher education throughout the state. The MI-ACE Women's Network 2014 Annual Conference provides a place where Michigan women leaders may find opportunity for professional development, networking, mentoring, advocacy, and support. It will allow time for those who attend to learn new leadership strategies and network with other women in leadership positions across the state.


Monday, June 2, 2014


Conference Registration


Networking Breakfast


Welcome/Opening Remarks

  • Dr. Brent Knight, President, Lansing Community College
  • Lynette Findley, State Coordinator, American Council on Education Michigan Women's Network
  • Panelists TBD
  • Betty Dennis and Gloria Thomas, WOCC Co-Chairs, American Council on Education Michigan Women's Network


Keynote Introduction and Keynote Address

  • Betty Dennis and Gloria Thomas, WOCC Co-Chairs, American Council on Education Michigan Women's Network - Keynote Introduction
  • Kim Ford, NCAA - Keynote Address


Networking Break


Morning Interactive Workshop with Introduction

  • Kim Hurns, Stephanie Lee, and Enos Massie – Panelists


Lunch and Keynote Address with Introduction

  • Kim Trent, Board of Governors, Wayne State University – Keynote Address


MI-ACE Book Sale


Networking Break


Afternoon Interactive Workshop with Introduction

  • Michelle Rosemond, Ayanna McConnell - Presenters


Networking Break


Afternoon Interactive Panel Discussions with Introduction

4:00 pm-5:00pm

Institutional Representative Meeting

  • Deb Bloom and IR Committee Members


Networking Reception


Legislative Dinner and Panel Discussion

  • Welcome - Joan Bauer, Elva Revilla, Lansing Community College
  • Opening Remarks and Address – MaryLee Davis, Public Policy Committee Chair, American Council on Education Michigan Women's Network
  • Panelists Discussions
  • Closing Remarks


Optional Meeting Space


Networking Opportunity

Tuesday, June 3, 2014


Conference Registration


MI-ACE Book Sale


Networking Breakfast


Newcomers' Session


Conference Welcome and Keynote Address

  • Lisa Webb Sharpe, Lansing Community College
  • Lynette Findley, State Coordinator, American Council on Education Michigan Women's Network
  • Terry Hartle, American Council on Education


Women's Organization Displays


Women's Organization Displays


Facilitated Presidents' Panel Discussions


MI-ACE Women's Networking Luncheon


Distinguished Women Awards Ceremony


Breakout Sessions A


Breakout Sessions B


General Closing Session with Introduction and Closing Remarks

  • Vivian Pickard, President, General Motors Corporation Foundation
  • Lynette Findley, State Coordinator, American Council on Education Michigan Women's Network

Registration Form

  1. Complete and submit the registration form below.
  2. Once submitted, you will be able to select conference events and submit payment information.

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Parking is free for overnight guests at the Kellogg Center. If you are not staying overnight and need parking validation, check the box.


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I am a MI-ACE Executive Officer

I am a State of Michigan Legislator

I am a MI-ACE Conference first-time attendee

I am a MI-ACE Conference Presenter

I am a MI-ACE Institutional Representative

I am a President of a Michigan Higher Education Institution


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2-day Package Professional Rate - Early Bird rate (prior to May 9) $280
This includes all conference events and meals (including Legislative Dinner)

2-day Conference: Professional - Early Bird rate (prior to May 9) $230 *

2-day Conference: Professional (May 9-conference) $250 *

2-day Conference: Graduate student $150 *

1-day June 2 (Women of Color Collaborative—WOCC) only: Professional $75 *

1-day June 3 only: Professional $175 *

1-day June 2 (WOCC) only: Graduate student $ 75 *

1-day June 3 only: Graduate student $ 75 *

Legislative Dinner (June 2) $50

Lunch only Tuesday, June 3 $30

* Please register separately to attend the Legislative Dinner event.

For Information:

Phone: (517) 483-1857
Fax: (517) 483-9805

Hotel Details:

There is a room block for participants at the Michigan State University Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center at 219 Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823. The cost is $ 98 per night. Please contact the hotel directly at (800) 875-5090 and mention the MI-ACE Conference to obtain this reduced rate. This rate is in effect until May 8, 2014.

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