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Dean Rebecca Rugg named an ACE Fellow

Rebecca Rugg

Rebecca Rugg

The American Council on Education has named Rebecca Rugg, professor and dean in the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts at the University of Illinois Chicago, an ACE Fellow for the 2022–23 academic year. Rugg’s nomination was put forward by UIC Chancellor Michael Amiridis and Provost Javier Reyes and underwent a rigorous application process to make her one of 46 fellows this year.

Established in 1965, the ACE Fellows Program is designed to strengthen institutions and leadership in U.S. higher education by identifying and preparing faculty and staff for senior positions in college and university administration through its distinctive and intensive nominator-driven, cohort-based mentorship model.

“I’m thrilled to have this opportunity and grateful for the support of UIC Chancellor Michael Amiridis and UIC Provost Javier Reyes,” Rugg said. “I look forward to learning more about the workings of higher education and bringing that knowledge back to UIC and the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts to contribute to our students’ success. I am also happy to have the opportunity to represent the LGBTQ and arts communities in a leadership role during the fellowship year.”

This post is an excerpt. Read the full article in UIC Today.