Andrea Ellis selected for new class of ACE Fellows Program

Andrea Ellis

Andrea C. Ellis, assistant vice president of innovation, has been selected for the 2020-21 class of the ACE Fellows Program.  ACE (American Council on Education) named 38 emerging college and university leaders as ACE Fellows for 2020-21.

“Since its inception in 1965, the ACE Fellows Program has strengthened institutions in American higher education by identifying sand preparing over 2,000 faculty, staff and administrators for senior positions in college and university leadership through its distinctive and intensive nominator-driven, cohort-based mentorship model,” ACE announced, recently.  “Of the Fellows who have participated to date, more than 80 percent have gone on after their fellowship to serve as chief executive officers, chief academic officers, other cabinet-level positions and deans.”

ACE’s announcement described the class as representing “the diversity of America’s higher education institutions by gender, race/ethnicity, institution type and disciplinary background.” The new class contains a 2 to 1 ratio of women to men.  One-third of the class’s members are from underrepresented groups.

Ellis joined the Wake Forest staff 21 years ago. In 2015, she became assistant vice president of innovation.

The entire ACE announcement is available here.