According to an April 2 press release from Geneseo Media Relations manager David Irwin, President Christopher Dahl was named to the board of directors of the American Council on Education.
From 2007 to 2008, Dahl chaired the Association of American Colleges and Universities board and will continue to represent the Association on the ACE board until 2012. According to the press release, it is customary for former AAC&U board chairs to represent the association on the ACE board.
AAC&U is the leading association in the country concerned with the quality and public standing of institutions of undergraduate liberal education. Over 200 related associations are represented on ACE, which also includes over 1,600 college and university presidents.
"It was an exciting time to be on the AAC&U board and serve as its chair," said Dahl in the press release. "I thoroughly enjoyed working with my fellow board members in advancing the cause of liberal learning in this country."
Dahl also said he intends to continue his work in the AAC&U's Presidents' Trust, but is eager to contribute to the ACE. "[I] look forward to addressing the wide range of issues facing American higher education as a member of the ACE Board," he said. "It will be an honor to serve."
Dahl's appointment was met with positive reaction. "President Dahl's presence on the Board of Directors of the American Council on Education will enhance the organization's commitment to meet the numerous educational challenges facing our nation in this century," said English professor Walter Freed. "The naming of Dr. Dahl to this position is not only an honor for him, but, most certainly, for Geneseo as well."