ACE Women’s Network


The Georgia Association for Women in Higher Education (GAWHE) is part of the ACE (American Council on Education) Women’s Network national system of networks within each state, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. The goal of the network is to advance and support women in higher education.

The ACE Women’s Network is supported in Georgia by GAWHE officers and members, a state coordinator, presidential sponsors, and institutional representatives.

State Coordinator

Qiana N. Wilson, General Counsel, Georgia College

Presidential Sponsors

Dr. Cheryl D. Dozier, President, Savannah State University

Dr. Margaret Venerable, President, Dalton State College

Dr. Bob Boehmer, President, East Georgia State College

Institutional Representatives

GAWHE is building a network of Institutional Representatives (IR). The role of the IR is to support the work and mission of GAWHE in the following ways:

  • Promote GAWHE ACE Women’s Network at the IR’s institution/campus.
  • Encourage colleagues to join GAWHE ACE Women’s Network and attend the annual GAWHE conference.
  • Hold at least one GAWHE ACE Women’s Network event (lunch and learn, coffee and conversation hour, etc.) on campus each academic year.
  • Collaborate with the IRs in the surrounding area to plan and hold at least one area-wide GAWHE ACE Women’s Network event at one of the institutions/campuses each academic year.

The goal is to have an IR from each institution of higher education in Georgia. If an institution has multiple campuses, then there can be an IR at each campus.

The addition of IRs provides a framework for growing and strengthening GAWHE so that it can reach more women in higher education to better serve and support them.

If you are interested in serving as an Institutional Representative (IR) of the GAWHE ACE Women’s Network, contact the State Coordinator, Qiana Wilson, at or 478-445-2037.