Welcome from our new chair:
Michelle Campbell, Ed.D.

September 7, 2022

portrait of Dr. Michelle Campbell
Michelle Campbell, Ed.D.

Dear Colleagues,

The academic year is in full swing, and many of us are now seeing our campuses come to life as more students, faculty, and staff return to life on campus. While we spend the majority of our time ensuring students and faculty have the tools needed for teaching and learning success, it is important that as higher education leaders we make time for our development and growth.

Our health, wellbeing, and professional success depend on it. While we may have differing career goals and aspirations, we all benefit from professional development, networking, and support from women in higher education.

Making time to grow, learn and connect

The ACE Women’s Network – New Jersey is a learning-centered organization focused on the
development and growth of women serving higher education institutions in the State of New
Jersey. This year, we have a slate of networking and programming events that will provide our
women leaders, and aspiring women leaders with the opportunity to connect with colleagues
across the state, as well as learn and hear from women leaders who continue to serve as
trailblazers in higher education.

Our conferences, workshops, and events tackle timely issues, explore promising practices, and offer sisterhood. Some of our events are shared below.

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Networking Events

September and October 2022
Locations throughout New Jersey

These in-person events will launch in September. This is a great way to reconnect with colleagues, as well as meet new colleagues as we transition to a post-pandemic working environment. We will kick off the series Wednesday, September 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. with a wine and cheese reception at Bloomfield College. Registration is free.

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Women of Color Symposium

Friday, October 28, 2022
12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Zoom Event

Our Women of Color Symposium will take place online Friday, October 28 from 12 to 2 p.m. This is a virtual event that will include an optional virtual after-party/networking immediately following
the main program. More information will be shared in the coming weeks about this event and
how to register.

ACE Lunch and Lead

Friday, February 3, 2023
12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Zoom Event

Our ACE Lunch and Lead will take place online Friday, February 3 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. This is a virtual event and a great way to connect with colleagues and hear from women leaders in our field
during the lunch hour. More information will be shared in the coming months about this event
and how to register.

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Annual Spring Conference

Friday, March 24, 2023
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Seton Hall University

In-person event

Our Spring Conference will take place Friday, March 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Seton Hall
The first hour will be reserved for check-in, breakfast, and informal networking. The
formal program will begin at 10 a.m. More information will be shared in the coming months
about this event and how to register.

Time to lean in

We are excited about the year ahead and eager to provide content that enriches your professional
and personal growth. At ACE Women’s Network – New Jersey, we dream big and encourage you
to lean into your limitless potential while activating your professional network. There is a saying
I heard recently that goes like this, “Confidence is feeling the fear and doing it anyway.” As an
organization and network of influential women leaders, our goal is to build your confidence and
support you in the pursuit of achieving and realizing your professional aspirations.

On behalf of the ACE Women’s Network NJ Board of Directors, we encourage your engagement
with our network via our upcoming events. We welcome women from all aspects of higher

Feel free to share feedback, stay connected, and follow us on LinkedIn and Facebook. We look forward to meeting you in person and virtually, understanding your needs and interests, and offering programming that best supports your aspirations.

Please stay connected with us and continue checking this website for more information on our upcoming events.

Michelle Campbell, Ed.D.
Chair, ACE Women’s Network – New Jersey Board of Directors
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Middlesex College