The American Council on Education (ACE) announced that Sarah Pfatteicher, the college’s associate dean for academic affairs, has been named one of 33 ACE Fellows for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Pfatteicher was nominated by UW-Madison Chancellor Becky Blank and Provost Sarah Mangelsdorf. Established in 1965, the ACE Fellows Program is designed to strengthen institutions and leadership in American higher education by identifying and preparing faculty and staff for senior positions in college and university administration.
“The ACE Fellows Program cultivates leaders prepared to meet the constantly evolving challenges of today’s higher education landscape,” said ACE President Molly Corbett Broad. “The diverse and talented 2016-2017 Fellows class demonstrates why the program has been such a vital contributor for more than a half-century to expanding the leadership pipeline for our colleges and universities.”
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. Pfatteicher plans to use the opportunity to work with senior leaders at a yet-to-be-determined host institution to examine shared governance practices in higher education.
Pfatteicher says, “After more than 25 years at the UW-Madison, I’m looking forward to spending the next year in intensive study of other campuses alongside this talented group of fellows and to bringing lessons back home to Madison, particularly on the issue of what factors help nurture robust and effective engagement in governance.
In addition to Pfatteicher’s administrative leadership role, she is a research professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and an affiliate of the Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies and the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies.