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GSU Highlights from ACE Conference

Governors State University basked in the spotlight during the recent American Council on Education national conference and the 32nd annual National Association of Presidential Assistants in Higher Education conference, held consecutively in Philadelphia earlier this month. .

Nominated by GSU President Elaine P. Maimon, Shaun Harper received the Reginald Wilson Diversity Leadership award at the ACE conference. The award is given to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to diversity in American higher education.

Harper is currently Provost Professor in the Rossier School of Education and the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. He also is the Clifford and Betty Allen Chair in Urban Leadership, founder and executive director of the USC Race and Equity Center. Harper holds an honorary doctorate from GSU and developed the strength model GSU has embraced.

In his acceptance speech, Harper called Dr. Maimon his “favorite university president” and touched on her transformative work at GSU and commitment to inclusivity.

GSU’s Marco A. Krcatovich II, Director of Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, was featured during the NAPAHE conference with his well-received presentation, “Data-Driven Decision Making.”

And, Penny Perdue was recognized for her dedicated service to NAPAHE as she ended two, 3-year terms on the NAPAHE board. Perdue is Chief of Administrative Operations and Liaison to the Board of Trustees.