Kluttz-Leach Named ACE Fellow

Camille Kluttz-Leach

Attorney Camille Kluttz-Leach

July 26, 2011

       Camille Kluttz-Leach, general counsel for Winston-Salem State University (WSSU), has been named an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow for 2011-2012 academic year.

            The ACE Fellows Program was established in 1965 to build leadership in American higher education by identifying and preparing promising senior faculty and administrators to advance into major positions in academic administration.  Of the more than 1,700 participants in the program’s history, more than 300 have become chief executive officers and more than 1,100 have become provosts, vice presidents or deans.  Kluttz-Leach was one of 50 people selected in a national competition for this year’s class after having been nominated by the presidents or chancellors of their institutions.

            Kluttz-Leach joined WSSU as chief general counsel in July 2009 after having worked with the university as temporary associate legal counsel and a consultant on personnel policy development.  She had previously been with North Carolina A&T University for six years serving as special assistant to the chancellor for legal affairs and assistant legal counsel.

           Prior to moving into higher education, Kluttz-Leach served as a staff attorney for the Montgomery County Department of Social Services, an attorney advocate for Guardian ad Litem in Winston-Salem, a staff attorney for the legal Aid Society of Northwest North Carolina and had a private practice in Winston-Salem.

            A graduate of Wake Forest University where she earned a B.A. degree, Kluttz-Leach earned her J.D. degree and completed Superior Court mediation training at North Carolina Central University School of Law.  She is a member of the North Carolina Bar, the North Carolina Bar Association and its Educational Law Council, the 18th Judicial District Bar, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

            The ACE Fellows Program combines retreats, interactive learning opportunities, campus visits and placement at another higher education institution to condense years of on-the-job experience and skills development into a single year.  Kluttz-Leach will focus on issues that will benefit WSSU while spending part of the next academic year working with a college or university president on another campus.
About ACE
Founded in 1918, ACE is the major coordinating body for all the nation’s higher education institutions, representing more than 1,600 college and university president and more than 200 related associations nationwide. It provides leadership on higher education issues and influences public policy through advocacy.

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