Dr. Scott Newman, chair of the Division of Information Technologies at OSU Institute of Technology, is among 50 senior faculty and administrators selected from throughout the country for the 2013-14 class of American Council on Education Fellows Program.
The ACE Fellows Program, established in 1965, is designed to strengthen institutions and leadership in American higher education by identifying and preparing future leaders for the nation’s colleges and universities. It combines retreats, interactive learning opportunities, campus visits and placement at another higher education institution to condense years of on-the-job experience and skills development into a single year.
“The ACE Fellowship program is extremely competitive,” said Dr. Greg Mosier, OSUIT vice president of Academic Affairs. “As this program provides the opportunity for Scott to spend time at a host university, experiences from that time will provide great insights for initiatives we desire to implement at OSUIT as we plan our future growth and advancement.”
Each ACE Fellow will focus on an issue of concern to her or his nominating institution while working with a president and other senior officers at another college or university to learn best practices and creative solutions from outside their current sphere of knowledge.
Dr. Newman is currently the Executive Board Chair of the Oklahoma Association of Community Colleges, and serves as a peer reviewer for The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. He is a former Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Fellow, and an alumnus of Leadership Oklahoma.
Newman has served as chair of the Division of Information Technologies at OSUIT since 2001, and been recognized as one of the nation’s top technology leaders by “Computerworld” magazine. He holds master’s degrees from the University of Oklahoma and the University of Oxford, and a doctorate from Oklahoma State University.
“OSUIT’s nomination of me for the ACE Fellowship Program is truly humbling,” said Newman. “The program represents a unique opportunity for me to increase my leadership capacities and contribute to OSUIT and those it serves in new and more significant ways.”
Founded in 1918, the ACE Fellowship program is among the nation’s premier higher education leadership development program preparing senior leaders to serve American colleges and universities. Nearly 2,000 higher education leaders have participated in the ACE Fellows Program since its inception, with more than 300 Fellows having served as chief executive officers of colleges or universities, and more than 1,300 having served as provosts, vice presidents and deans.