St. Paul, Minn. – The American Council on Education (ACE) announced today that Macalester Economics Professor Karine Moe has been named an ACE Fellow for academic year 2015-16.

The ACE Fellows Program, established in 1965, is designed to strengthen institutions and leadership in American higher education by identifying and preparing emerging leaders for senior positions in college and university administration. Forty-seven Fellows, nominated by the senior administration of their institutions, were selected this year following a rigorous application process.

The Fellows Program is celebrating its 50th anniversary this academic year, and over those five decades nearly 2,000 higher education leaders have participated. More than 300 Fellows have gone on to serve as chief executive officers of colleges or universities and more than 1,300 have gone on to serve as provosts, vice presidents and deans.

As an ACE Fellow, Moe will focus on an issue of concern to Macalester College, while spending the next academic year working with a college or university president and other senior officers at a host institution.

“I am excited about the prospect of spending a year exploring issues in higher education,” said Moe. “I hope to bring back to Macalester lessons learned about effective decision-making processes and policies.”

Founded in 1918, ACE is the major coordinating body for all the nation’s higher education institutions, representing more than 1,600 college and university presidents, and more than 200 related associations, nationwide. It provides leadership on key higher education issues and influences public policy through advocacy.

Macalester College, founded in 1874, is a national liberal arts college with a full-time enrollment of 2,045 students. Macalester is nationally recognized for its long-standing commitment to academic excellence, internationalism, multiculturalism, and civic engagement. Learn more at

March 25 2015

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