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ACES Announces Election of Board of Directors and Officers

February 25, 2024

In compliance with its bylaws, the Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship annually elects one-third of its Board of Directors. Because the ACES Board is currently comprised of fifteen members, five members are elected each year.

The Nomination Committee recently conducted the annual Board of Directors election in which 47% of current members voted. The Committee submitted its report of the election to the Board of Directors, which accepted and confirmed the results. The following members have been elected to 3-year terms, begining January 1st, 2024 through December 31st, 2026:
  • Katy Campbell,
  • Suzanne Morse Moomaw,
  • Scott Reed,
  • Roger Rennekamp, and
  • Patricia Sobrero.

The Nomination Committee also identified and nominated a slate of candidates to serve as officers of ACES, which the Board elected to the Academy's leadership. The officers include:
  • Suzanne Morse Moomaw, President;
  • Mary Simon Leuci, Vice President;
  • Lynn Blanchard, Treasurer; and
  • Jeri Childers, Secretary.

The Board of Directors extends its sincere gratitude to Juvencio Rocha-Peralta, Jr. who is leaving the Board after three years of committed service.

Remarks of Outgoing ACES President

February 18, 2024

In a February 18, 2024 message to the members of the Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship, ACES President Burton Bargerstock shared the following thoughts:

"I want to express how profoundly humbling it has been to have served as the President of ACES and how grateful I am to you all. I recall having been concerned about my ability to take on this role when Lorilee Sandmann first asked me to consider it in the summer of 2017. Pat Sobrero’s vision for what ACES might become was inspiring, and her service as founding President set the bar high. It was intimidating. But Lorilee assured me that I wouldn’t be alone and could count on being able to draw on the commitment of the membership and Board. She was SO right! Whenever fresh new ideas were needed, or there was work to be done, I found so many ready to help. Together, over the past 6+ years, we have undertaken a number of initiatives meant to support the development of our young Academy. Thank you for your many contributions and indomitable good will. While progress has been made, there’s still so much more to do. I am confident that Suzanne’s leadership, supported by Mary, Lynn, Jeri, and the rest of the Board, will take ACES to new heights in advancing the role of community engagement scholarship for addressing societal challenges. Suzanne is an impressive scholar and thoughtful leader; she will be an outstanding President. In the years ahead, I look forward to continuing to help and know you will as well. Again, my thanks!"

Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship Announces Inductees

May 15, 2023

The Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship (ACES) is pleased to announce the names of six exceptional scholars and leaders who have been elected to membership in the Academy in 2023. Each of the new members has a track record of accomplishments related to the production and advancement of scholarship that serves the public good. More specifically, such scholarship is characterized by mutually beneficial collaboration between institutions of higher education and communities of place, practice, interest, action, or circumstance that results in the co-creation of new knowledge.

Download the complete press release including the list of 2023 inductees.

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