ASEC: Our Team

Sr. Carol Jean Vale, SSJ, Ph.D. (Board Vice Chair)

Sr. Carol Jean Vale, SSJ, Ph.D. (Board Vice Chair)

Charter Member of the Board of Directors
Representing Chestnut Hill College
President, Chestnut Hill College

Areas of Expertise: higher education leadership, historical theology, english

Sr. Carol Jean Value, SSJ, Ph.D. has been president of Chestnut Hill College for over 25 years. She was unanimously reappointed for her sixth 5-year term, effective July 1, 2017. She has an A.B. in English from Chestnut Hill College, a M.A. in Theology/Spirituality from Fordham University and a Ph.D. in Historical Theology from Fordham University. She is a member of the following organizations:

  • African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC), Chair
  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU), Past Chair
  • Institute for Administration in Catholic Higher Education, Advisory Board
  • Association of Colleges of Sisters of Saint Joseph (ACSSJ), Past Board Chair
  • Neylan Commission, Past Board Chair
  • SouthEastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education (SEPCHE), Past Chair
  • Catholic Theological Society of America
  • American Teilhard Association
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)
  • American Council on Education
  • Association of Governing Boards and Council of Independent Colleges

Sr. Carol Jean served as the ASEC Board Chair from September 2015 to September 2017.

ASEC Partnership with Chestnut Hill College

Partnership Start: 1999
Location: Philadelphia, PA

Chestnut Hill is one of ASEC's eight founding institutions and offers online programs for HESA students studying at:

  • Catholic University College of Ghana
  • Veritas University Abuja, Nigeria
  • Cameroon
  • Uganda

Read about Chestnut Hill College in the 2020 HESA Phase II Online-Onsite Cohorts Evaluation Report (PDF)

Chestnut Hill is associated with ASEC founding congregation the Sisters of St. Joseph of Philadelphia.