Julie Buehler Named American Council on Education Fellow

headshot of Julie Buehler, Deputy CIO
Julie Buehler, Deputy CIO

Julie Buehler, deputy chief information officer at the University of Rochester, has been selected by the American Council on Education (ACE) as one of 46 fellows for its prestigious yearlong program.

Established in 1965, the ACE Fellows Program is designed to strengthen institutions and leadership in American higher education by identifying and preparing promising administrators and senior faculty for top positions at colleges and universities.

“The ACE Fellowship is the premier leadership training program in higher education in the United States. About two-thirds of ACE Fellows have gone on to positions of leadership as deans, vice presidents, provosts, and presidents,” said Ralph W. Kuncl, University provost and executive vice president.

“Julie has a deeply impressive personal experience that motivates her, strong and broad credentials in technology and finance, and interests in planning, organizational development, and diversity. Her personal character and intentional preparation for change are strong predictors of future success in leadership in higher education. I will be grateful to be one of her mentors in the process,” stated Kuncl.

Buehler’s current responsibilities include serving as the liaison to the President’s Office on technology initiatives as well as oversight of University information technology finance, administration, facilities, communications, and retail operations. She has held administrative positions at the University since 1994, and became Deputy CIO in 2008.

A graduate of the State University College at Geneseo with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, Buehler earned her M.B.A. at the University’s Simon School of Business. She also is a New York State-certified public accountant.

In the coming weeks, she will be assigned to a host institution and will work with senior officers. Throughout the year, Buehler and other fellows will travel for learning opportunities, make campus visits, and build on their knowledge of higher education for the decades ahead.

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 presidents, and more than 200 related associations nationwide. It seeks to provide leadership and a unifying voice on key higher education issues and influence public policy through advocacy, research, and program initiatives.