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American Council on Education President to Step Down

Molly Corbett Broad, president of the American Council on Education, will step down on October 31, the group announced on Tuesday in a news release.

Ms. Broad, the first woman to lead the organization, became ACE’s 12th president, in 2008.

As the group’s head, Ms. Broad led the modernization of the GED testing program, oversaw efforts to help college presidents and chancellors ensure integrity in their athletics programs, and promoted the benefits of a diverse student body, according to the release.

“It has been a privilege to work with colleagues across the higher-education community and from every type of institution on so many vital and complex issues during this pivotal and challenging period for American colleges and universities,” Ms. Broad said in the release.

Before leading ACE, Ms. Broad, an economist, was president of the University of North Carolina system, from 1997 to 2006. The group said it would soon start a national search to replace her.

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