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05/28/2013

New President Will Serve on Leadership Commission for National Association

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 The Commission on Leadership advises ACE on its programs and activities in the leadership area.
 Throughout her 30-year career, Comstock has gained a national reputation in the area of higher education leadership.

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Jayne Marie (Jamie) Comstock
ROCK HILL, S.C. – Dr. Jayne Marie (Jamie) Comstock, Winthrop University’s incoming 10th president, will continue her affiliation with the American Council on Education (ACE) by serving on its Commission on Leadership.

Her three-year term began April 1. Comstock serves as director of ACE’s Executive Leadership Group and will assume the Winthrop presidency July 1.

The Commission on Leadership advises ACE on its programs and activities in the leadership area. Through its executive leadership and emerging leaders groups, ACE offers an integrated suite of leadership and professional development programs, research, and activities for higher education administrators throughout their careers. ACE's leadership focus includes: programs for presidents, programs for chief academic officers and other vice presidents, programs for deans and programs for rising administrators.

Commission members provide guidance and advice on the design and implementation of programs, review issue briefs and other publications, in addition to serving as presenters, conveners and facilitators for leadership programs. Participation on the commission also provides networking opportunities for members and a mechanism for members to communicate with the ACE Board of Directors.

Throughout her 30-year career, Comstock has gained a national reputation in the area of higher education leadership. Prior to joining ACE, Comstock served as the chief academic officer at three different universities, most recently in the role of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Butler University in Indianapolis, Ind.

An active and award-winning scholar, Comstock has a distinguished publication record in the area of interpersonal communication in both personal and professional settings and on issues of import to higher education leadership. Her "QPC Model" is a broadly used, sophisticated structure for comprehensive academic program review involving an integrated analysis of program quality, potential and cost. She also authors the blog, Advancing the Higher Education Agenda.

The Winthrop University Board of Trustees unanimously selected Comstock on Feb. 15 to become the 10th president of the 127-year-old university.

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