AWHE Mission

AWHE values quality leadership that is inclusive, diversity, teamwork, mentoring and collaboration with likeminded organizations. Our planning efforts and actions are based on these values and guiding principles because quality higher education governance is best practiced in a fair and equitable environment. In concert with the American Council on Education’s Women's Network, the Arizona Women in Higher Education (AWHE) Network is committed to improving the general climate and professional environment for women in Arizona's higher education systems. For more information about ACE and the Women's Network, click here.


OWHE Mission

Since 1973, ACE Women's Network has been committed to the advancement of women leaders in higher education. For more than 30 years, ACE Women's Network has provided information and counsel to constituencies within the higher education community regarding policies, issues, education, and research that influence women’s equity, diversity, and advancement. ACE provides national leadership in advancing women to executive positions on campus and serves as a national voice for women in higher education. Staff members also work in collaboration with associations and other groups in higher education on ways to improve the status of women.

The Network's mission is to advance women's leadership by:

Identifying women leaders nationally in higher education through extensive networks.
Developing women’s leadership abilities through state and national programming.
Advancing more women into senior-level leadership positions by nominating them and working with search firms on placement.
Supporting the tenure of mid- and senior-level women administrators and presidents throughout their careers.

Ace Women's Network


Contact Us

Erin Grisham
State Coordinator
Tel. 928.523.6990

Arizona Women in Higher Education
Northern Arizona University
NAU Box 6035
Flagstaff, AZ 86011