Miami Dade College President Named to the American Council on Education Board of Directors

Miami, March 2, 2023 – Miami Dade College (MDC) President Madeline Pumariega has been named to the American Council on Education (ACE) Board of Directors, the nation’s largest higher education organization.

President Pumariega, an MDC alumna, is the first female president appointed to lead MDC, one of the nation’s largest and most diverse educational institutions.

Prior to being named MDC’s president, she made history as the first female and Hispanic chancellor of the Florida College System (FCS). In that role, President Pumariega designed and implemented strategies to keep college accessible and affordable for Floridians, especially for those entering high-demand job fields. In 2019, she became executive vice president and provost of Tallahassee Community College.

In her current role, President Pumariega has prioritized working with business partners to identify the skills needed by key industries and tailoring higher education programs to match those needs. This intentional forming of strategic alliances and job pathways between companies and MDC students accelerates each graduate’s ability to enter the workforce immediately. Driving her relentless pursuit is the passion to develop leaders and build thriving communities. View President Pumariega’s complete bio here.

About ACE
ACE is a membership organization that mobilizes the higher education community to shape effective public policy and foster innovative, high-quality practice. As the major coordinating body for the nation’s colleges and universities, our strength lies in our diverse membership of more than 1,700 colleges and universities, related associations, and other organizations in America and abroad. ACE is the only major higher education association to represent all types of U.S. accredited, degree-granting institutions: two-year and four-year, public and private. For more information, please visit or follow ACE on Twitter @ACEducation.