Office of the Provost

Wilson Hall, Room 205
371 Wilson Boulevard
Rochester, MI 48309-4486
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(248) 370-2190

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OU-Michigan ACE

In concert with the Inclusive Excellence Group of the American Council on Education, the Michigan ACE Women’s Network is committed to identifying, developing the leadership of, advancing, and supporting the retention of women in higher education throughout the state. The Michigan ACE Network is open to all public and private, two-year and four-year institutions in the state and requires institutional membership for participation in Network activities. Visit for news and resources. Be sure to like us on Facebook!  Oakland University has an active MI-ACE chapter. Faculty and staff are encouraged to join.

WOCC Annual Fall Luncheon - Still Blazing Trails ~ Still Answering the Call

  • Friday, November 1, 2019
  • Keynote Speaker: Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence
  • Henry Ford College - Student Center Pavilion - 5101 Evergreen Road - Dearborn, MI 48128
  • Order tickets at WWW.HFCC.EDU 
    • Click on Give to HFC
    • Select the Donate Button
    • Donation: $50
  • For more information email:


Mark your calendars for the Michigan ACE Women’s Network annual conference for 2020, which will be held June 8-9 at the Suburban Collection Showcase in Novi. The 2020 conference will be hosted by Madonna University.

Steering Committee Members

Oakland University MI-ACE
Steering Committee Members

Dawn Aubry
Peggy Cooke
Sally Daniel
Ami Harbin
Jennifer Heisler
Anne Hitt
Petra Knoche
Stephanie Lee
Michelle Piskulich
Jo Reger

Get Involved

Phyllis Law Googasian Award

General Purpose
The Phyllis Law Googasian Award honors and recognizes women who have contributed to the advancement of women at Oakland University and beyond through distinguished leadership, scholarship, advocacy, mentoring, program development or other activities.

Eligible Nominees
Any member of the Oakland University faculty (including special instructors and lecturers), administrators, administrative professionals, and other staff members 

Eligible Nominators
Nominations are welcome from any University employee

Nomination Form
Googasian Nomination Forms will be available November 2019, please check back then.

Googasian Award Committee Composition
The Committee shall be composed of current members of the ACE Network Steering Committee

Criteria for Selection

1. The candidate shall have demonstrated significant contributions to the development of the status of women.
2. The candidate shall have demonstrated exceptional leadership through professional accomplishments or notable scholarship.
3. The candidate must be able to attend the Award ceremony in person.
4. All nominees will be asked to provide documentation in support of their nomination.

Selection Process

1. Individual members of the Googasian Award Committee will rank nominees according to the above criteria. These rankings will be tabulated to identify the top candidates for consideration.
2. At a meeting or meetings called by the Chair of the Googasian Award Committee, the Committee will discuss rankings and select a winner.
3. There will be one winner per year.

Young Women Leaders

Please check back again, details for 2020 will be posted as soon as we have the information.

Equal Pay Day

Did you know that full-time earnings for women are approximately 80.5 percent of earnings for men? The White House also reports that the pay gap is greater for African-American and Latina women, with African-American women earning 62.5 cents and Latina women earning 54.4 cents for every dollar earned by a white, non-Hispanic male.

The Michigan ACE Women’s Network, in partnership with Michigan Equal Pay Coalition, invites you to join us for a “Red Out” on April 2 to recognize Equal Pay Day.

Equal Pay Day symbolizes how far into the year a woman must work, on average, to earn as much as her male counterparts did during the previous year. Red is worn on this day as a symbol of how far women are “in the red” with regard to pay.

Learn more about the inequities for women of color from the National Committee on Pay Equity.


Upcoming MI-ACE Events Include:

IR Institute 

  • Friday, October 11
  • Saginaw Valley State University