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Dr. Kristyn White Davis Named American Council on Education Fellow

Release Date: March 06, 2024

Gena Alfonso

Director of Communications/PIO

Colorado State University Pueblo

(719) 671-0929

Dr. Kristyn White Davis

Washington (Feb. 28, 2024)—The American Council on Education (ACE) announced that Dr. Kristyn White Davis, Vice President of Enrollment and Extended Studies at Colorado State University Pueblo has been named an ACE Fellow for academic year 2024-25. Following nomination by the senior administration of their institutions and a thorough application process, 26 Fellows were selected this year. For more information and to see the members of the 2024-2025 class of Fellows, click here.

Since its inception in 1965, the ACE Fellows Program has strengthened institutions in American higher education by identifying and preparing over 2,500 faculty, staff, and administrators for senior positions in college and university leadership through its distinctive and intensive cohort-based mentorship model. More than 80 percent of the Fellows who have participated have gone on after their fellowship to serve as chief executive officers, chief academic officers, other cabinet-level positions, and deans.

“The ACE Fellows Program, known for its history of success, cultivates skilled and promising leaders, driving the growth of a diverse and talented higher education leadership pipeline,” said ACE President Ted Mitchell. “Through immersive learning experiences, ACE Fellows acquire fresh perspectives and develop distinctive skills to apply upon their return to their home campuses. I am excited to witness the accomplishments of this class.”

Dr. White Davis is an expert in strategic enrollment initiatives and has developed new academic programs and targeted new student groups to increase enrollment for the campus. 

“I am incredibly appreciative of all the support I have already received as I prepare for this transformative development opportunity. I am grateful for the belief that the CSU System leadership, President Emeritus Timothy Mottet, and CSU Pueblo President Armando Valdez have shown me. I am excited for the work ahead and cannot wait to learn from my ACE colleagues around the country,” White Davis said.

The Fellows program incorporates its signature features such as retreats, interactive and virtual learning opportunities, visits to campuses and other higher education-related organizations, and placement at another higher education institution. All these experiences are condensed into a single year, providing the Fellows with years of on-the-job experience and skills development.

During the placement, Fellows observe and work with senior officers at their host institutions, attend decision-making meetings, and focus on issues of interest that will benefit their host and nominating institutions. The year ahead will offer many opportunities for ACE Fellows to view leadership in action. Placement institutions will benefit from having an experienced leader who can lend a fresh perspective to emerging or ongoing institutional challenges.

At the conclusion of the fellowship year, Fellows return to their home institutions with new knowledge and skills along with a network of peers across the country and abroad. 

Click here for more information. 

ACE CONTACT: Jack Nicholson, 202-939-9352,  

CSU PUEBLO CONTACT: Gena Alfonso, 719-671-0929,

About ACE 
ACE is a membership organization that mobilizes the higher education community to shape effective public policy and foster innovative, high-quality practice. As the major coordinating body for all the nation’s higher education institutions, ACE represents more than 1,600 college and university presidents and related associations. For more information, please visit or follow ACE on X (formerly known as Twitter) @ACEducation. 


About CSU Pueblo

Colorado State University Pueblo is a comprehensive state university with an enrollment of nearly 4,000 students. With 34 percent of its students Hispanic, it is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), and a military-friendly university. The university is dedicated to interdisciplinary learning and entrepreneurship that elevates its people and community, creates educational opportunities, fosters unique collaborations, and supports inclusion, access, and affordability as a gateway to the world. 

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