Baruch Professor Nancy R. Aries Named American Council on Education Fellow

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New York, NY – March 8, 2007—Nancy R. Aries, Baruch College’s Executive Director of Academic Programs and a professor in the College’s School of Public Affairs, has been named an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow for academic year 2007-08. Aries is among 39 fellows chosen in the national competition who will be matched with a president or another senior administrator to learn about the higher ranks of academe.

Established in 1965, the ACE Fellows Program selects promising senior faculty and administrators, who are nominated by the presidents or chancellors of their institutions, to spend time working with a host college’s president and senior staff on an issue of concern to their home institution.  The fellows program is known for its track record in identifying future talent: More than 300 former fellows have become presidents, and more than 1,300 have later become deans, vice presidents or provosts.

"Professor Aries’ participation in the prestigious ACE Fellowship program reflects the College’s efforts to raise faculty members’ profiles beyond the CUNY system.  We want to open doors for our faculty and administrators and widen their viewpoints and professional networks,” said Baruch College President Kathleen Waldron.

Aries has extensive curriculum development experience at Baruch. Most recently, she oversaw the revision of SPA’s undergraduate major and developed a dual degree program in Nursing Administration and Public Administration with the Hunter Bellevue School of Nursing in 2003. Her work on health care management issues has been published in the American Journal of Public Health, Health Care Management Review, and The Journal of Health Administration Education. She also teaches courses in health care policy and administration.

During the year-long fellowship, participants attend three week-long seminars on higher education issues organized by the ACE and read extensively about the challenges and opportunities confronting higher education today.

"Sometimes you have to leave your own college to gain a fresh perspective on institutional goals. When Nancy returns from her Fellowship she'll be able to use what she has learned to strengthen programs at Baruch,” said SPA Dean David Birdsell.

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