Pelton Named Board Chair of ACE

University President M. Lee PeltonWillamette University President M. Lee Pelton was elected chairman of the board of the American Council on Education (ACE) at its recent 87th annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

He replaces William E. Kirwan, chancellor of the University System of Maryland.

With more than 1,800 member institutions, the American Council on Education is the major coordinating body for higher education in the United States. It seeks to provide leadership and a unifying voice on key higher education issues and influence public policy through advocacy, research, and program initiatives.

Pelton will serve a one-year term.