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New Mexico State University administrator selected as ACE Fellow

The American Council on Education has selected Cynda Clary, assistant to the provost for academic affairs at New Mexico State University, for the 2005-06 ACE Fellows Program.

one of 40 college and university senior faculty and administrators selected for the program, which focuses on identifying and preparing senior leadership for the nation's colleges and universities.

In addition to attending seminars, interactive learning and campus events, ACE Fellows are placed at another college or university for up to a year to work with its administrators, attend decision-making meetings and focus on issues of concern.

"This program will allow me to go into a different environment to learn how other institutions are progressing and find ways to implement similar programs at New Mexico State," Clary said.

She will attend four group conferences throughout the year and will communicate with other participants via online discussion groups and group projects. Although she does not know which institution she will be attending, she plans to use the spring 2006 semester for her off-campus fellowship experience.

Clary has been at NMSU for 11 years, serving as a professor in agricultural economics and agricultural business and as an adviser for numerous student organizations. She has a bachelor's in agricultural business management from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, a master's in management from Purdue University and a doctorate in economics from North Carolina State University. She enjoys working closely with students and plans to focus her fellowship study on improving student success in college.