Friday November 14, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST
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NYIT Auditorium 
1871 Broadway
New York, NY 10023

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Judith Tabron 
NYS ACE Women's Network 
National LogoMultistate ACE Women's Network Conference 

Hosted by Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, and New York.

Empowering Women in Higher Education:
Understanding Trends and Opportunities for Leadership

It’s time to register for the First Multi-State ACE Women’s Network Conference for Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey and New York. Join us for a day of inspiration, networking, and engaging speakers. Bringing together women working in higher education will challenge you to think about current issues, trends, and changes affecting women in higher education. Register online from now until November 13th. Bring your business cards for networking.

Registration does require payment with a credit card (via PayPal - you do not need to open a PayPal account to pay by credit card using PayPal), or with your PayPal account.

Nearby housing is available for those interested by separate arrangement; participants may want to begin with the Empire Hotel, which is quite nearby at 44 West 63rd St.


Dr. Mary A. Papazian, president of Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Conn., has enjoyed a notable career as an educator, administrator and scholar of English literature.
Appointed as the university’s 11th president in December, 2011, Papazian oversees an institution of 11,100 students, 434 full-time faculty, 1,100 staff and an operating budget of $190 million. Her first day at Southern was Feb. 1, 2012, and since then she has led a period of institutional enhancement.  



Dr. Ileana M. Smith joined Delaware Technical Community College in 1980. She became Vice President & Campus Director of the Owens Campus in 2004. Dr. Smith has contributed to the growth and development of many college areas including instruction, planning, marketing, public relations, institutional advancement, higher education partnerships, and distance learning initiatives. She has also represented Delaware Tech in statewide roles as Assistant Vice President for Marketing and Public Relations and Assistant Vice President for Articulation.  Dr. Smith has worked on the start-up of many educational initiatives including the development of the Academic Challenge Program for high school students. 

Dr. Kathleen M. Waldron is the seventh president of William Paterson University, one of the largest public universities in New Jersey with more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students and over 250 academic programs. Located in Wayne, New Jersey, and affiliated with universities in China, Scotland, Japan and the Netherlands, William Paterson University is a leader in science, business, nursing, teacher education and music programs; has a vibrant sustainability program marked by the largest solar panel installation in the Northeast; and boasts a record number of Fulbright Fellows among its distinguished faculty. As President, Dr. Waldron has increased the number of full-time faculty, led the completion of a Strategic Plan 2012-2022, and started a building and capital campaign to ensure the future of the University.

Dr. Margaret Drugovich, president of Hartwick College, is a scholar-practitioner who believes that productive organizational change can happen even in the most highly legitimized environments. She has presented her research on transformational leadership, consensus making structures, innovation in higher education and regulatory compliance at the annual meetings of the Academy of Management, the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, the Lawlor Group's Summer Seminar, the American Association of Colleges and Universities, the Council of Independent Colleges, and the North American Council for Staff, Program and Organizational Development.