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Uriel Quesada named an American Council on Education Fellow

Loyola press release - April 23, 2012

Uriel Quesada, Ph.D., director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Loyola University New Orleans, has been selected to be an American Council on Education Fellow for the 2012-13 academic year.

Established in 1965, the ACE Fellows Program—the longest running leadership development program in the United States—focuses on identifying and preparing senior leadership for the nation's colleges and universities.

"We are excited to welcome the new class of Fellows," said Sharon A. McDade, director of the ACE Fellows Program. "The program offers individualized, accelerated learning that advances leadership readiness while building institutional capacity. We are eager to embark on this transformational journey with the members of the class of 2012-13."

Fellows will observe and work with a college or university president and other senior officers at a host institution, attend decision-making meetings and focus on issues of concern. They will also work on projects that will contribute to the institutional capacity of their home campuses.

“It is truly an honor to receive this fellowship, and I know that this experience will be very important for me and beneficial for the university,” Quesada said. “I look forward to learning about other ‘best practices’ and how to improve what we do at the center and help in other areas at Loyola as well.”

The ACE Fellows Program combines retreats, interactive learning opportunities, campus visits and placement at another higher education institution to condense years of on-the-job experience and skills development into a single semester or year.

"One of the strengths of the fellows program experience is the learning community created among class members, which taps the incredible diversity of participants by gender, race/ethnicity, institution type, job function area and disciplinary background,” McDade said. “This class also includes international diversity and representation from higher education organizations, creating a powerful learning network that lives well beyond the Fellowship year."

Of the more than 1,700 participants in the first 46 years of the program, more than 300 have become chief executive officers and more than 1,100 have become provosts, vice presidents or deans.

For more information, contact Jess Brown in Loyola’s Office of Public Affairs at jlbrown@loyno.edu or 504-861-5882.