Bloss Named American Council on Education Fellow

Bloss will focus on an issue of concern to Roanoke College while spending the academic year working with a president and other senior officers at a host institution.

SALEM, Va. - Dr. Adrienne G. Bloss, associate dean for academic affairs and general education, has been selected as a Fellow for the American Council of Education (ACE) for the academic year of 2010-11. Through the fellowship, Bloss will focus on an issue of concern to Roanoke College while spending the academic year working with a college or university president and other senior officers at a host institution. The ACE Fellows Program combines seminars, intensive learning opportunities and campus visits to condense years of on-the-job experience.

"I'm very pleased that Dr. Bloss has been given this opportunity," Dr. Richard Smith, vice president and dean, said. "She is already an accomplished academic administrator and I expect the ACE fellowship will strengthen and deepen her considerable talents."

"I am delighted to be participating in the ACE Fellows program," Bloss says. "The Fellowship offers a unique opportunity for me to get new experiences and perspectives that will allow me to both develop my own interests and better serve Roanoke College."

Bloss was nominated to become an ACE Fellow by President Michael C. Maxey. Bloss is grateful for the nomination. "I know it's a big commitment for the College, and I am very grateful to President Maxey for nominating me and for supporting my participation in the program," she said.

"We are very pleased with the selection of Dr. Bloss as an ACE Fellow," Maxey said. "It is a strong endorsement of her potential and of the College. It also allows mutual benefits for her to expand her awareness of practices at other institutions and for us to gain from her insights as we continue our tradition of progress at Roanoke."

ACE Fellows are chosen by The American Council on Education for showing great promise for administrative advancement and significant future leadership contributions to higher education. The fellows are chosen through judgment of interviewing teams, recommendations from professional colleagues and overall qualifications as measured against the standards of the ACE program.

ACE represents more than 1,600 college and university presidents and more than 200 related associations nationwide. ACE is the major coordinating body for all the nation's higher education institutions. It seeks to provide leadership and a unifying voice on key higher education issues and influence public policy through advocacy, research and program initiatives.

Roanoke College, an independent, co-educational, four-year liberal arts college in Salem, Virginia, combines firsthand learning with valuable personal connections in a classic, undergraduate setting. Roanoke prepares students for their futures through its commitment to providing a true classic college experience. Roanoke is one of just 276 colleges nationwide with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society. The Princeton Review names Roanoke as one of the "best in the Southeast."

 

Released: October 1, 2009
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