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ACE Monthly Meeting - April 18, 2014

  • April 18, 2014
  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM


  • Member Pricing when paid in advance
  • Non-member pricing
  • Pay now for the next 6 months and you do not have to remember to register again for 6 months!
  • 12 meetings for the price of 11! Plus the bonus of not having to register again for a year!

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Please register by April 11th for breakfast headcount purposes, and to be included on the meeting's attendee list.  Thank you.


Public Higher Education - - Civic Good Or Individual Benefit?


Speaker:  Dr. Theodora J. Kalikow

                 University of Southern Maine



Is public higher education on the right track in Maine? What trends are affecting it? What’s going on at USM?  Why does it matter to the private sector?


USM President Theo Kalikow is no stranger to the convolutions and controversy surrounding higher education.  As she recently noted “higher education no longer enjoys the almost default respect it did 30 or 40 years ago.  There is a significant and troubling disconnect between the perspective of the private sector and community toward the role and importance of high education – AND – there is just as profound a disconnect from the perspective of many educators be they faculty, administration or trustees.”


Theo Kalikow has served the University System of Maine for more than 20 years.  She has seen 6 Chancellors come and go and as many trustees.  She is passionate about being an educator and seizing the opportunities she has been handed.


In her heart, she knows that education, to be significant, important and meaningful to all in the future will require re-invention, innovation and above all, new forms of collaboration, both within the academe and between it and the world within which it functions. On April 18th  she will pose some questions and offer her answers – some shared by the University System as a whole and others not so much.


Be prepared to be introduced to education as a team AND a contact sport!


Theodora J. Kalikow was named President of the University of Southern Maine in July 2012 after serving as President of the University of Maine at Farmington for 18 years.


Under President Kalikow’s leadership, the University of Maine at Farmington was recognized as one of the nation’s top public liberal arts colleges for 15 consecutive years and was named one of 20 model universities committed to maximizing student potential in Student Success in College: Creating Conditions that Matter, published by the American Association for Higher Education.

Recognized for inspiring Maine’s women, Dr. Kalikow was inducted into the Maine Women’s Hall of Fame, received the Maryann Hartman Award from the University of Maine Women’s Studies Program and the Deborah Morton award from the University of New England.


She received the Green Building Leadership award for establishing high standards of environmental responsibility for higher education in Maine. In 2012, the University of New England conferred an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree on Dr. Kalikow.


Dr. Kalikow received her A.B. in Chemistry from Wellesley College, a Sc.M. in Philosophy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Boston University.




Takes place from 9:45-10:30 following the regular meeting and is optional


 "Branding Your Consultancy Practice"


Facilitator:  Jodie Lapchick
                   Designer, Marketing and Brand Strategist
                   Lapchick + Co.


What does brand positioning and brand development have to do with us as consultants?


Your brand is the way you are experienced through the eyes of your clients, potential clients, strategic partners, and colleagues. What do you stand for that differentiates you from the rest of us? How do you effectively demonstrate that in your communications? How are you performing and engaging on a level that is different from your competitors? In this roundtable, you will begin to identify your own professional brand and discover creative ways you can go beyond just messaging and move toward actually demonstrating your unique brand.  Lapchick + Co. is a full service agency-level marketing company with an emphasis on branding and design.


Jodie Lapchick is a veteran brand strategist, having developed many local brands, including successfully branding her own advertising agency, which she ran from 1998 to 2009. She is now an independent brand strategist, designer, and marketing consultant.  Jodie's email address is




The Facts...


The A.C.E. regular meeting has networking, a buffet breakfast and a speaker. Guests are welcome.

You can pay online by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover NOT AMERICAN EXPRESS!) or mail a check to:
110 Marginal Way #142
Portland ME 04101

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Members: the $22 fee only works if you pay in advance. At the door, it is $28.

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