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I’m pleased to share the news that Augsburg has been selected as a campus site for the 2017-18 American Council on Education Fellows program and will host Dr. Sandra King, presidential fellow and director of community college relationships at Minnesota State University Mankato, over the course of the coming academic year.
The ACE Fellows initiative is a premier higher education leadership development program that helps ensure a diverse cadre of future leaders is ready to take on real-world challenges and serve the capacity-building needs of their institutions. During her year-long fellowship, Dr. King will spend approximately one week per month at Augsburg learning about the presidency, decision-making at the leadership team level, and Augsburg’s distinctive commitment to student success.
Dr. King has more than 20 years of leadership experience in organizations inside and outside of higher education. In her current position, she focuses on collaborating with community college partners to eliminate barriers and create smooth transitions for students transferring from community colleges to Minnesota State Mankato. She also is an Army veteran and serves as veteran liaison, responsible for leading efforts in facilitating the success of military-connected students. Sandra holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Minnesota State Mankato and a doctorate in leadership from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.
Dr. King will launch her fellowship with a day of introductory meetings on Monday, August 21. As you begin to see her engaged on our campus, please join me in extending a warm welcome and our congratulations to her on this prestigious national fellowship.