Molly Corbet Broad, President of the American Council on Education (ACE), announced that Félix Vallejo Cano, Rector of the Northern Region of Universidad del Valle de México, has been appointed to the ACE Fellows Program for the 2011-12 academic year.
The ACE Fellows Program, established in 1965, is designed to strengthen institutional capacity and leadership in higher education, by identifying and preparing promising faculty and administrators who occupy leadership positions in educational institutions.
This year, fifty professionals were nominated by the presidents or chancellors of the institutions selected to participate in this prestigious program. Among them are five Latin American executives, including four from Mexico and two from Colombia.
Sharon A. McDade Ed.D., Director of the ACE Fellows Program, noted that many of the members have risen to top positions in their institutions. "We are excited to welcome the next generation of Fellows and are looking forward to embarking on a journey of transformational leadership with this group of leaders" she added.
Felix Vallejo Cano has more than 20 years of experience in education. He previously served as Rector of the UVM Campus Coyoacán as well as several academic and executive positions at Universidad Tecnológica de Mexico, UNITEC.
The ACE Fellows Program combines interactive learning opportunities, campus visits to and direct work with another higher education institution, which condenses years of work experience and skills into a semester or a year. Each member of the ACE Fellows Program focuses on a topic of interest and works closely with a college or university president at another institution on that specific topic. Felix Vallejo will be participating in a joint project with Kutztown University related to the development and implementation of strategic planning.
Founded in 1918, ACE (www.acenet.edu) is the major coordinating body for all higher education institutions in the United States, representing more than 1,600 colleges and universities and more than 200 related associations.