Association for Collaborative Leadership (ACL) Committees
The Executive Committee acts on behalf of the Board to provide direction to the Executive Director. It serves as the operations oversight committee and receives regular reports from the Standing Committee chairs.
Chair: Claire Ramsbottom, Colleges of the Fenway, ACL President
Members: Beth Moy, Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education and ACL Vice President; Cristin Toutsi Grigos, Association of Governing Boards of Universities & Colleges and ACL Secretary; Diane Dimitroff, Lehigh Valley Association of Independent College and ACL Treasurer; Kiernan Mathews, The Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education and Member at-Large.
The Nominating Committee selects qualified candidates for election to the Board.
Chair: Cristin Toutsi Grigos, Association of Governing Boards of Universities & Colleges
Members: Larry Dotolo, Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education; Kiernan Mathews, The Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education; Jeanine Went, Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts.
Professional Development Committee
One of the ACL's primary goals is to develop the skills and talents of those working in higher education collaborations and leading higher education consortia. The chair of Professional Development works with the three subcommittees focused on this work to ensure synergy between our efforts.
Professional Development Chair: Kiernan Mathews, The Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education.
Professional Development Subcommittees
Virtual Professional Development Committee
This committee plans and delivers periodic professional development programs in webinar, podcast, and other virtual formats. Their series of virtual programs provide deeper coverage of conference topics and issues that emerge from member feedback.
Chairs: Vicki McGillin, Gardner Institute; Kiernan Matthews, The Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (ex-officio).
Members: Charlie Barlow, Associated Colleges of the Midwest; Suronda Gonzalez, Upstate New York College Collaboration; Mickey McDonald, Great Lakes Colleges Association; Timothy Newcomb, Big Ten Academic Alliance; Jim Yankech, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
2020 Annual Conference Committee Committee
The annual conference planning committee aids the conference host in planning the content of the annual conference. Planning efforts build shared knowledge in conference sessions through interactive learning.
Chair: Keith Marshall, Big Ten Academic Alliance
Members: Charlene Bergstresser, Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges (2019 Host Chair); Rose Church, Big Ten Academic Alliance; Lori Frost, Big Ten Academic Alliance; Jeff Oberg, Director of Operations, Big Ten Academic Alliance.
2021 Summer Institute Committee
The ACL Summer Institute equips leaders of higher education collaborative organizations with leadership skills and approaches through a well-defined body of knowledge regarding evidence-based high-impact practices in collaborative leadership.
Faculty: Stig Lanesskog, The Claremont Colleges Services; Beth Moy, Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education; Claire Ramsbottom, Colleges of the Fenway; Barbara McFadden, Rocklin and Associates.
The purpose of the ACL Finance Committee is to work with the treasurer to oversee the financial health of the ACL organization. Members of this committee work to advise the board of directors, recommend budgets and activities, and strategize the long-term financial goals of the organization.Chair: Diane Dimitroff, Lehigh Valley Association of Independent College
Members: Stig Lanesskog, The Claremont Colleges Services; Keith Marshall, Big Ten Academic Alliance; Kirsten Brinlee, Corrina Noelke, Green Mountain Higher Education Consortium; Brian Williams, Associated Colleges of the Midwest.
Membership Recruitment and Retention
The ACL Membership Recruitment and Renewal Committee works with the Finance Committee and ACL management to develop and implement strategies and initiative-optimizing ACL membership recruitment and renewal.
Chairs: Keith Marshall, Big Ten Academic Alliance; Lauren Scungio, The Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education
Members: Martha Malinski, Association of Colleges of Sisters of St. Joseph and ACL liaison to New Member Services.
The Knowledge Committee facilitates the study of current and emerging practices in higher education collaboration through the collection and development of articles, publications and presentations, as well as through actively eliciting knowledge from member leaders on topics of interest.
Chair: Jeanine Went, Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts
Members: Beth Moy, Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education; Deanna McCay, New York Six.
New Member Services Committee
The Member Services Committee welcomes new members to ACL and engages them through a new member support group providing outreach, networking, and professional development for new members (whether new individuals in an existing member organization or new organizations).
Chairs: Martha Malinski, Association of Colleges of Sisters of St. Joseph; Cole Woodcox, Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges
The ACL Marketing Committee works with the ACL Board and ACL management to oversee the development and implementation of strategies to optimize the awareness of ACL programs and initiatives by both members and the broader higher education community.
Chair: Amy Doonan Cronin, New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium
Members: Corie Dugas, NELLCO Law Library Consortium, Inc.; Kitty Kennedy, The Boston Consortium; Brian Williams, Associated Colleges of the Midwest
The Sponsorship Committee assists businesses and service providers in supporting the educational mission of ACL through sponsorships of our annual conference and webinar program. Our committee members help sponsors communicate their solutions and products to more than 400 colleges and universities represented by ACL members to help them control costs, collaborate on academic and administrative innovation, and share a wide range of services.
Chair: Sarah Stone, Five Colleges of Ohio
Members: Cole Woodcox, Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges
Technical Advisory Committee
The Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) Committee researches, evaluates, and recommends technological solutions that cost-effectively aid in the fulfillment of ACL’s mission and goals.
Chair: Timothy Newcomb, Big Ten Academic Alliance
Members: Annabelle Bozin, Colleges of the Fenway; Robert Diggs, Pennsylvania Consortium for Liberal Arts; Ed Finn, Associated Colleges of the Midwest; Dana Yurgosky, Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges.
Ad Hoc Committees
Strategic Planning Task Force
Chair: Stig Lanesskog, The Claremont Colleges Services
Members: Kiernan Mathews, The Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education and Member at-Large; Beth Moy, Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education.