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ACAD provides academic leaders who share a commitment to student learning and to the ideals of liberal education with networking and professional development opportunities to support them in their work as educational leaders.

2020 Annual Meeting

The American Conference of Academic Deans (ACAD) hosted our 76th Annual Meeting Leadership in Turbulent Times in conjunction with the AAC&U Annual Meeting January 22-25, 2020 in Washington, DC.  It was a wonderful success and we are looking forward to planning for our next meeting in Seattle, Washington, January 20-23, 2021.  The call for proposals will go out early June 2020.

ACAD 2020 Annual Meeting program

ACAD 2020 Deans Institute program

Registration for the meeting is run through AAC&U and opens in September. One registration fee covers all sessions regardless if they are ACAD or AAC&U sponsored.  There are additional fees for meal ticketed events such as the ACAD members breakfast and for sessions outside of the general sessions such as the Deans’ Institute and pre-conference workshops.

Award Recipient Announced

The ACAD Board of Directors is proud to announce Dr. Sheila Amin Gutiérrez de Piñeres, Dean of the Burnett Honors College (BHC) and Professor of Public Administration at University of Central Florida (UCF) as the third recipient of the ACAD Award for Excellence in Academic Leadership. The award was established by ACAD to recognize individuals who exemplify excellence in academic leadership through shaping and supporting positive change on their campuses and in their communities. Dr. Piñeres was nominated for “her work to diligently create a climate of equal opportunity and inclusiveness” stemming from “her commitment to fostering a climate of diversity and understanding of differences,” according to her nominator.  Read the full press release.

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