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Hughes to Join ACE Fellows

Dr. Karla Hughes, dean of ECU’s College of Human Ecology, has been selected to participate in the American Council on Education Fellows Program for 2005-2006.

The ACE Fellows Program, established in 1965, is one of the longest-running leadership-development efforts in the United States and focuses on identifying and preparing senior leaders for the nation’s colleges and universities.

Hughes was nominated for the program by ECU Chancellor Steve Ballard and chosen among a class of 40 fellows nationwide who will spend time working with a college or university president and other senior officers at a host institution, attending decision-making meetings and focusing on issues of concern.

Hughes will spend the fall semester working with the chief executive of another university. She is interviewing now to determine where she will work. In the spring, she will return to ECU and participate in projects with Ballard and Provost James LeRoy Smith.

“This is a wonderful professional opportunity,” Hughes said. “When I return to the deanship, the experience will be invaluable in taking this new college to the next level.”

Dr. Margie Lee Gallagher, associate dean of the college for research and graduate studies, will serve as acting dean for the 2005-06 academic year.

This page originally appeared in the July 15, 2005 issue of Pieces of Eight. Complete issue is archived at