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CONTACT:   Janine G. Sorbello, Dir. of Ext. Affairs             DATE: February 13, 2023

CELL:            302-290-3224                              

EMAIL:         [email protected]


 Goldey-Beacom College’s President will be “Moving the Needle” as an ACE Mentor

 Wilmington, DE – Goldey-Beacom College (GBC) is proud to announce that Dr. Colleen Perry Keith has been selected by the ACE (American Council on Education) to serve as one of 30 mentors through the Moving the Needle: 2022–23 Women’s Leadership Mentoring Program.

Moving the Needle is a pilot project of the ACE Women’s Leadership Mentoring Program which launched in 2022 and will close in June 2023. ACE has selected and matched 30 pairs of mentors and mentees to engage in at least five virtual sessions over the course of the program.

“Goldey-Beacom College is pleased that Dr. Keith has been selected to participate in the Women’s Leadership Mentoring Program,” said GBC Board Chair Cornelia N. “Connie” Winner, Ed.D.  She continued, “Colleen mentors those around her and demonstrates solid leadership. Those in the program may experience a new depth to their own leadership skills.”

2022 Women’s Power Gap study examined 130 major research universities and found that women serve at the helm as president for only 5% of these institutions.

Mentors will offer invaluable insights and guidance to emerging leaders. As part of the strategy to increase the number and diversity of women serving in executive-level positions at institutions and on governing boards, Moving the Needle has been designed to support and advance women through their careers in higher education.

Moving the Needle will provide an opportunity for women to engage in a mutually beneficial community designed to develop interpersonal and collaborative relationships.

The mentors and mentees selected reflect the diversity within higher education institutions. Mentors selected include those serving as presidents, in cabinet-level positions, and as deans and associate vice presidents. Selected mentees will range from women who hold cabinet-level positions to those serving as deans or directors.

The American Council on Education (ACE) is a membership organization that mobilizes the higher education community to shape effective public policy and foster innovative, high-quality practice. As the major coordinating body for the nation’s colleges and universities, our strength lies in our diverse membership of more than 1,700 colleges and universities, related associations, and other organizations in America and abroad. ACE is the only major higher education association to represent all types of U.S. accredited, degree-granting institutions: two-year and four-year, public and private. Our members educate two out of every three students in all accredited, degree-granting U.S. institutions.

ACE convenes, organizes, mobilizes, and leads advocacy efforts that shape effective public policy and help colleges and universities best serve their students, their communities, and the wider public good. We help institutions build their capacity through high-quality innovation. We work to improve equity, expand access to our colleges and universities, and diversify the higher education leadership pipeline.

ACE has played a major role in shaping higher education in the United States for more than a century. Since its founding in 1918, ACE has spearheaded programs, advocated for legislation, and led initiatives that have shaped the nation’s postsecondary landscape.

Founded in 1886, Goldey-Beacom College has approximately 1,300 students enrolled from 22 states and 65 nations. The College offers 46 degree options in its graduate and undergraduate programs with majors in psychology, economics, criminal justice, communication & media, human services, English, and all areas of business, including accounting, business administration, entrepreneurship, and finance.

 The College began accepting students into two new degree programs in fall 2022: B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies; B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Business Analytics. Also new in fall 2022, the College is offering five new undergraduate certificate programs including marketing, human resource management, health care management, entrepreneurship and information technology.

 In fall 2023, the College plans to offer two additional degrees: Bachelor of Science in Marketing; Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Digital Marketing.

 The College is committed to connecting its graduates with careers in their respective fields. For over a decade, the College has achieved a 90% placement rate for graduates. Goldey-Beacom College is located in Pike Creek Valley, a suburb of Wilmington, Delaware. The College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.


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