Dr. Mosley-Milford Named American Council on Education Fellow

The American Council on Education (ACE) announced that Dr. Nayshon T. Mosley-Milford, Dean of Student Success at Chicago State University (CSU), has been named one of the 26 ACE Fellows for the academic year 2024-25.

Dr. Mosley-Milford
Dr. Mosley-Milford
Dean of Student Succes

Dr. Mosley-Milford was appointed as the inaugural Dean of Student Success in June 2022. Dr. Mosley-Milford leads initiatives to enhance retention, persistence, and graduation rates for undergraduate students, overseeing a range of programs including: Dual Enrollment, RISE Academy first-year experience, Academic Advising and Support, Tutoring, and the TRIO programs. In her work, Dr. Mosley-Milford draws from her personal journey as a first-generation college graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, an Master of Arts in Inner City Studies, and a Doctorate in Education in Educational Leadership. Her dedication extends beyond the institution, actively engaging in non-profit and educational organizations to champion education for societal betterment.

“The ACE Fellows Program, known for its history of success, cultivates skilled and promising leaders, driving the growth of a diverse and talented higher education leadership pipeline,” said ACE President Ted Mitchell. “Through immersive learning experiences, ACE Fellows acquire fresh perspectives and develop distinctive skills to apply upon their return to their home campuses. I am excited to witness the accomplishments of this class.”

The Fellows program incorporates its signature features such as retreats, interactive and virtual learning opportunities, visits to campuses and other higher education-related organizations, and placement at another higher education institution. All these experiences are condensed into a single year, providing the Fellows with years of on-the-job experience and skills development.

During the placement, Fellows observe and work with senior officers at their host institutions, attend decision-making meetings, and focus on issues of interest that will benefit their host and nominating institutions. The year ahead will offer many opportunities for ACE Fellows to view leadership in action. Placement institutions will benefit from having an experienced leader who can lend a fresh perspective to emerging or ongoing institutional challenges.

At the conclusion of the fellowship year, Fellows return to their home institutions with new knowledge and skills along with a network of peers across the country and abroad.

Since its inception in 1965, the ACE Fellows Program has strengthened institutions in American higher education by identifying and preparing over 2,500 faculty, staff, and administrators for senior positions in college and university leadership through its distinctive and intensive cohort-based mentorship model. More than 80 percent of the Fellows who have participated have gone on after their fellowship to serve as chief executive officers, chief academic officers, other cabinet-level positions, and deans.

About ACE

ACE is a membership organization that mobilizes the higher education community to shape effective public policy and foster innovative, high-quality practice. As the major coordinating body for all the nation’s higher education institutions, ACE represents more than  1,600 college and university presidents and related associations. For more information, please visit www.acenet.edu or follow ACE on X (formerly known as Twitter) @ACEducation.

About Chicago State University

CSU, founded in 1867, is the oldest public university in the Chicago Metropolitan area. The University’s four colleges offer over 70 undergraduate and graduate degree-granting and non-degree programs. CSU is committed to equity in education, serving as the only U.S. Department of Education-designated four-year Predominantly Black Institution in Illinois and ranked by a Harvard economist in the top 4% of public and private universities nationwide in supporting our graduates’ economic mobility. The University serves as a prominent civic space on the greater South Side of Chicago by hosting a multitude of athletic, educational, cultural, and recreational activities. The University is located near public transit that provides convenient access to the campus.