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NJ ACE Welcomes New Board Members

August 21, 2023—The NJ ACE Women’s Network officially welcomed a dozen new board members to its leadership team, including a range of experienced faculty members, staffers, and administrators. The group, led by chair Nicole Pulliam, Ph.D. (Monmouth University), and co-chair Akirah Fenimore (Seton Hall University), includes nine returning board members for the 2023-24 academic year.

“We are delighted to welcome a dozen new members to the NJACE board this year and are confident that, given their skills, knowledge, and experiences as higher education leaders, we can elevate the work of the board to new levels,” said Dr. Pulliam. “What a privilege it is to serve alongside such incredible women.”

New to the NJ ACE board are:

  1. Amy Aiello, Ed.D. (Montclair State University)
  2. Billie J. Bailey, M.A. (Kean University)
  3. Laura Batchelor, M.S. (Atlantic Cape Community College)
  4. Lori Leavelle Brown, J.D. (Seton Hall University)
  5. Joy de los Reyes, DBA (Felician University)
  6. Carolina E. Gonzalez, Ph.D. (Montclair State University)
  7. Felicia Hines, M.A. (Montclair State University)
  8. Ghana Imani Hylton, M.A. (Seton Hall University)
  9. Reem Jafar, Ph.D. (LaGuardia Community College, CUNY)
  10. Jan Kirsten, MBA (Ocean County College)
  11. Shadlyne St. Fleur, M.S., LAC (Seton Hall University)
  12. Marsha Philemon, MHA (Seton Hall University)

“I am honored to co-lead this board of extraordinary women!” said Ms. Fenimore. “I am certain that our joint efforts will enhance our programmatic efforts and continue to unite women in higher education across the state of New Jersey.”

NJ ACE Women’s Network is affiliated with the American Council on Education. Comprised of women leaders in higher education, the group aims to identify women leaders and help them succeed in the profession, all while advocating for and providing programs related to personal and professional development. NJ ACE hosts several events each year, including regional networking sessions, a spring leadership conference, webinars focused on career growth, and an annual Women of Color conference.

The NJ ACE Board of Directors includes dedicated and influential volunteers from colleges and universities across the state who, through a variety of programs, seek to identify, develop, encourage, support, link and help advance women in higher education.

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