(April 2007)

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Dr. Madeleine Green of American Council on Education to Deliver Commencement Address May 5 at Centenary College of Louisiana

Madeleine F. Green
Madeleine F. Green

SHREVEPORT, LA — Dr. Madeleine F. Green of the American Council on Education (ACE) will deliver the annual commencement address for Centenary College at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 5 in the Centenary Gold Dome.

Dr. Green is the vice president for international initiatives and director of the Center for Leadership Development at ACE in Washington, D.C. ACE is a membership association of 1,600 U.S. colleges and universities and 250 higher education associations. It serves as a coordinating body for the nation's higher education institutions and seeks to provide leadership and a unifying voice on key higher education issues and to influence public policy through advocacy, research and program initiatives.

Green leads ACE's internationalization initiatives, which include research on internationalization of U.S. higher education; advocacy; programs and services that support and enhance internationalization of colleges and universities; and cooperation with international partners on higher education issues that have a global impact.

Additionally, her duties include higher education management, leadership and governance issues. Widely published on higher education and internationalization issues, Green most recently has published Where Faculty Live: Internationalizing the Disciplines (2006), Building a Strategic Framework for Comprehensive Internationalization (2005); Internationalizing the Campus: A User's Guide (2003) and Diversity (1989).

She previously served as interim president of Mount Vernon College (D.C.) from 1990-91. She has served on the boards of Wilson College (Pa.) from 1988 to 1993 and at Sweet Briar College (Va.) from 1994 to 2002, and is currently a board member at Juniata College (Pa.) and of the International Association of Universities. She holds a B.A. magna cum laude from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from Columbia University, both in French literature.

At Centenary this year, some 205 students are candidates for degrees and will receive bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, bachelor of music, master of arts in education and master of business administration diplomas.