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LCC to Host Annual Michigan ACE Women's Network Conference

May 29, 2014

Lansing, MICH – The Michigan ACE (American Council on Education) Women's Network Conference will allow women in higher education to spend time and network with like-minded, talented, and accomplished leaders on June 2-3, 2014 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing, Mich.

The annual conference provides opportunities for professional development, networking, mentoring, advocacy, and support. Those attending will learn new leadership strategies and engage on topics impacting women in academe today--including issues around public policy and women's equity.

"It is a pleasure to serve the MI-ACE Women's Network," said Kristin Angel, conference chair. "The theme for this year's conference, Make a Difference: Leadership. Inclusion. Connections. has been carefully selected and will focus on the importance for networks and education, the role of public policy and awareness of its impacts on women, and the leadership development and mentorship of women from start to finish within their careers.

Speakers at the event include Kim Trent, member of the board of governors, Wayne State University; Mary Lee Davis, public policy committee chair, American Council on Education; and Lisa Webb-Sharpe, senior vice president for finance and administration, Lansing Community College.

A panel session featuring women from different facets of higher education will also be sharing their career stories, what has influenced them in their careers, obstacles they’ve overcome and opportunities available for women in higher education.

"The MI-ACE Network has been recognized as a leading state network within the nation, and we take pride in spreading our reach to include women on a national level," Angel said. "The conference serves as a time to both learn and connect, and is truly an enjoyable experience for all who attend."

To view the full conference schedule, or to register, visit For questions, or to receive more information about the event, please call (517) 483-1857.

About Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College is Michigan's third largest community college with approximately 20,000 students attending each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a four-year institution, career and workforce development, developmental education and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers customized programs for credit, non-credit and continuing education. The University Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees from six partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit

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