Cleveland State President to Head Up ACE’s Office of Women in Higher Education
The American Council on Education has appointed Dr. Claire Van Ummersen as vice president and director of the Office of Women in Higher Education. Van Ummersen, president of Cleveland State University since 1993, has been involved with women’s development and advancement for the past quarter century.
In the position, Van Ummersen will coordinate efforts among higher education associations to address gender equity and women’s leadership issues, consult with educational institutions on equity and promotion matters and help develop strategies to respond to concerns voiced by female students, faculty and administrators. The office also provides guidance to colleges and administrators on issues pertaining to sexual harassment, equal pay and gender equity under Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972.
“Claire’s experience with national higher education associations and her passion in working with women’s issues will serve her well as she provides leadership in OWHE and at the national level,” says Michael Baer, senior vice president of programs at analysis at ACE.
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