City University of Seattle President Lee Gorsuch and Chancellor of the International Division, Dr. Fernando Leon Garcia have been appointed to positions within the American Council on Education (ACE). ACE represents the interests of more than 1,800 campus executives, as well as the leaders of higher education – related associations and organizations. Together, ACE member institutions serve eighty percent of today’s college students. CityU of Seattle has been involved in ACE for several years.
Madeleine F. Green, vice president for international initiatives comments, “ACE is pleased to welcome President Gorsuch to its commission on international initiatives. I look forward to benefiting from his expertise and experience at CityU.” President Gorsuch was appointed to the commission and will serve until his term ends in 2011.
Dr. Leon Garcia was appointed Vice Chair for 2009-2010 and Chair Elect for 2010-2011. He was previously a member of ACE’s executive board on education fellows program. Sharon A. McDade, director, ACE fellows program said, “The council of fellows, the alumni/ae organization of the ACE Fellows Program, welcomes the election of Fernando Leon Garcia (fellows class of 1998-1999) as vice chair/chair elect of the council of fellows executive board. Dr. Leon Garcia brings a valuable national and international perspective to the leadership of the Council, which provides ongoing professional development to its members and support for the ACE Fellows Program.”