Dr. Leary Receives Leadership Award
LONGMEADOW, MA—The Massachusetts American Council on Education—National Network for Women Leaders (ACE-NNWL) annually recognizes a woman leader who demonstrates a firm commitment to the advancement of women in higher education. This year, the Massachusetts ACE-NNWL unanimously selected Bay Path College President Carol A. Leary, PhD, as the woman leader who has proven leadership in higher education and promotes the advancement of women in the field. She was honored by the organization with the 2010 Senior Leadership Award on June 9 in Milton, MA.
Dr. Leary exemplifies the principles of the ACE national network by identifying, developing, encouraging, advancing, and supporting women in leadership roles. From networking to creating new opportunities for professional growth, Leary is an advocate for developing leadership skills that will be invaluable for personal and professional development and community service. She often addresses a wide variety of groups on the topic of women leaders in higher education, and she oversees the largest professional gathering of women in western New England—the College’s Women’s Leadership Conference.
“The very basis of ACE has been my life’s work—the advancement of women,” said Dr. Leary. “It is an honor to be recognized by ACE for my involvement in supporting women leaders in higher education.”
Leary’s commitment to the development of women leaders has previously been recognized by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education as well as the Women's Partnership of the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield, Inc., who named Leary the Woman of the Year in 2002.