Said Sewell, director of the Atlanta University Center Consortium’s Office of Academics, Research and Student Success, has been elected to serve as a director on the board of the Association for Collaborative Leadership. The national organization is based in Madison, Wisconsin.

The ACL promotes and supports higher education partnerships through professional development, resource sharing and program enhancement. It is the recognized national authority on leadership and collaboration in higher education.

“We are excited to have Dr. Sewell’s expertise to enrich our collective learning,” said ACL board chairperson Cristin Toutsi Grigos. “I very much look forward to working with our newly elected directors to advance collaboration in higher education.”

Sewell provides leadership to the AUCC’s premier collaborative programs, including the Dual Degree Engineering Program and Career Services. He said he is looking forward to sharing his expertise and learning from other collaborative leaders.

“Having served in higher education for nearly 25 years, including more than 15 years of executive leadership experience, I am keenly aware of the issues that confront colleges and universities—from tuition-driven business model to modest endowments and now an unexpected public health crisis, COVID-19. If these institutions are to survive, collaboration is the best solution,” he said. “I am inspired by the important collaborative work being done for and among the ACL institutions. I look forward to working with the other board members from around the nation as the ACL continues to realize its full mission and potential.”

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