Col. Kathleen Harrington will spend the academic year at UCCS as an American Council on Education Fellow. As an ACE Fellow, Harrington will observe and work with Chancellor Pamela Shockley-Zalabak and other campus leaders on issues important to her field.
The ACE program, which is more than 40 years old, combines seminars, interactive learning opportunities, campus visits, and placement at peer higher education institutions to condense years of job experience and skills development into a semester or academic year.
Harrington, one of only 21 permanent professors at the U.S. Air Force Academy and one of only 42 college and university faculty named ACE Fellows this year, is a career Air Force officer and a professor of English. She heads the English and Fine Arts Department at the Air Force Academy, and oversees the academy's forensic team. The president of the United States nominates permanent professors, and the U.S. Senate confirms their nomination.