The American Council on Education has selected UT Arlington
Political Science Professor Victoria Farrar-Myers for its 2014-15 class of the
ACE Fellows Program.
ACE is the major coordinating body for the
nation’s colleges and universities, and advocates on higher education issues in
Washington and around the world.
President Vistasp Karbhari nominated Farrar-Myers for the
prestigious program, which selected a total of 31 college and university
leaders. ACE Fellows spend a semester to a year at a host university honing
their leadership skills.
“Dr. Farrar-Myers is a tremendously gifted scholar, and the ACE
Fellow opportunity will only strengthen her already distinguishing and
innovative leadership skills in the areas of presidential and congressional
studies and research,” Karbhari said. “We are extremely fortunate to count Dr.
Farrar-Myers as one of our own, and we look forward to having her return to UT
Arlington to share what she has learned.”
Farrar-Myers was named a 2013-14 ACE Fellow, but her appointment
was postponed due to her 2013-14 Fulbright Distinguished Chair appointment at
Flinders University in Australia.
“Given my Fulbright experience, I am even more committed to
finding innovative and cost-efficient ways to internationalize and globalize
the educational experiences we can offer every student,” said Farrar-Myers, a
Distinguished Teaching Professor in the UT Arlington College of Liberal Arts.
“As a lifelong advocate of civic engagement, I believe strongly in
developing academic programming that fosters critical thinking and engagement
of students in the broader world around them.”
Farrar-Myers’ host institution will be announced at a later date,
as details about her assignment are still being determined.
joined UT Arlington in 1998. She is an expert in the American presidency and is
a 2012 recipient of The University of Texas System Regents’ Outstanding
Teaching Award. She is an American Political Science Association Congressional
Fellow and has been a national finalist for The Congressional Medal of Honor
Society’s Citizen Service Before Self Honors.
The ACE Fellows Program combines three retreats on higher
education issues organized by ACE, 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 semester or year.
Joan Wodiska, vice president and chief leadership officer for ACE,
noted that many previous Fellows have advanced into major positions in academic
“For nearly 50 years, the ACE Fellows Program
has transformed lives and grown future leaders,” Wodiska said. “The ACE Fellows
Program is unique. The program immerses Fellows in learning experiences to gain
insight and understanding into the changing environment of higher education.”
the ACE Fellows Program
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. Visit www.acenet.edu to learn more. Follow @ACEFellowsPro and
join the conversation at #ACEFellows14.
The University of Texas at Arlington is a comprehensive research
institution and the second largest institution in The University of Texas
System. The Chronicle of Higher Education ranked UT Arlington as the
seventh fastest-growing public research university in 2013. U.S. News &
World Report ranks UT Arlington fifth in the nation for undergraduate
diversity. Visit www.uta.edu
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