President’s Message

Welcome to the 2020-2021 academic year!

The mission of the Delaware ACE Women’s Network (DAWN) is to promote the advancement of women in higher education within our state. We support our National American Council on Education (ACE) Women’s Network’s mission to develop programs that identify, develop, encourage, advance, link, and support women in higher education careers, also known as IDEALS.

As active participants of both the local and National ACE Women’s Network, our college presidents support programs and opportunities that promote IDEALS as they pertain to their institutions. For the 2019-2020 academic year, Delaware Technical Community College hosted DAWN’s fall awards dinner at its Dover campus, and Goldey-Beacom President Dr. Colleen Perry Keith delivered an inspiring keynote address. Wilmington University hosted two DAWN@WilmU events, and Delaware State University hosted our Annual Leadership Summit. We deeply appreciate our college presidents who honor and understand the value of women’s advancement.

We plan to deliver our networking and professional development opportunities virtually throughout this academic year. But regardless of modalities, we will strive to achieve our objectives and provide opportunities for recognizing and supporting our female colleagues.

Please join us in welcoming Victoria K. Chang, MSW, DAWN’s new vice president. Ms. Chang is an academic counselor at Delaware Technical Community College.

I extend sincere thanks to DAWN’s executive committee, a team of motivated and compassionate colleagues who work tirelessly to bring professional development programming to women in higher education.

We look forward to welcoming back our members and invite others interested in joining to visit our website.


Regina A. Sharpe, Ed.D.


Delaware ACE Women’s Network