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Boatright Selected for Prominent National Education Fellowship

March 03, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC — The American Council on Education (ACE) has announced its 2021-22 cohort for the ACE Fellows Program which includes Dr. Bryan Boatright, assistant vice president for academic affairs and university registrar at the University of Mount Union.

In its 46th year — the longest-running leadership development program in the United States — the ACE Fellows Program “helps ensure that higher education’s future leaders are ready to take on real-world challenges and serve the capacity-building needs of their institutions.” Nearly 2,000 emerging leaders in higher education across the country have participated in the program. 

Boatright has been with Mount Union since 2016 and has a career in higher education spanning more than a decade, ranging from admissions, student services, teaching, registration administration and academic affairs leadership. He currently serves on more than a dozen higher education committees with a wide array of charges and oversees the academic systems unit of the Office of Academic Affairs. 

“The ACE Fellows Program has a rich tradition and reputation of excellent leadership mentoring and training. It is an honor to be nominated for the program and I am beyond humbled to have been selected for the upcoming cohort. I am even more honored the University of Mount Union has put its faith in me as an emerging leader and to represent the institution in the program,” said Boatright.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration, marketing, and accounting from Carthage College, a Master of Business Administration degree from Ohio Dominican University, and a Doctor of Education degree from Argosy University.

"ACE Fellows gain career-enriching experience in leadership, innovation, and problem-solving," said ACE President Ted Mitchell. "These are just the kind of skillsets that will be absolutely essential for moving higher education forward during difficult times."

The program combines retreats, interactive learning opportunities, visits to campuses and other higher education-related organizations, and placement at another higher education institution to condense years of on-the-job experience and skills development into a single year. 

Learn more about the ACE Fellows Program at