ACE Fellow Janet Wagner
Studies UAlbany Planning Model
Contact: Catherine Herman (518) 437-4980
ALBANY, N.Y. (July 12, 2005) -- Janet "Jenny" M.
Wagner, associate dean and associate professor
of management science at the UMASS Boston College
of Management, will spend an academic year
at the University at Albany as an American
Council on Education (ACE) Fellow, focusing
on learning the University's compact budgeting
system. The compact planning process incorporates
clearly defined objectives and strategies,
assigned responsibilities and implementation,
and tools to measure success.
ACE Fellows are
typically current college administrators
who spend an extended period of time on another
campus, working directly with presidents
and other senior administrators to observe
how they address strategic planning, resource
allocation, and policy.
"We're very happy to have Jenny Wagner
with us for the year," said University
at Albany President Kermit L. Hall. "The
selection of the University at Albany as a
site for an ACE fellow is a compliment to the
institution, both by ACE and the fellow. It
underscores the growing prestige of the University
in national higher education circles. This
cooperation among universities exemplifies
the spirit of education -- shared knowledge
and a common goal to improve our academic systems."
"When I was looking for where to spend
my ACE fellowship year, I had a strong preference
for an institution that was 'on the move,'" Wagner
said. "UAlbany fits that bill exactly.
President Hall is off to a strong start and
has many ideas and plans. I look forward to
observing, supporting, and participating in
these initiatives during this exciting time
in UAlbany's history."
Wagner went to UMASS Boston in 1988 as a
professor in the Management Science and Information
System Department after completing her doctorate
at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(MIT). She has also taught distance learning
classes in the on-line format, and has been
active in undergraduate program general education
issues. She has served as associate dean of
the College since fall 2000 and is the College
of Management honors director.
As an ACE Fellow, Wagner will work with a
select group of mentors, including President
Hall; Susan Herbst, provost and vice president
for academic affairs; and Lynn Videka, interim
vice president for research. She will be on
the campus through the fall 2005 and spring
Founded in 1918, ACE is the major coordinating
body for all the nation's higher education
institutions, representing more than 1,600
college and university presidents, and more
than 200 related associations, nationwide.
It seeks to provide leadership and a unifying
voice on key higher education issues and influence
public policy through advocacy, research, and