Jody Hironaka-Juteau named American Council on Education fellow

Dr. Jody Hironaka-Juteau, associate dean in the College of Health and Human Services at Fresno State, has been named an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow for the academic year 2012-13.

The ACE Fellows Program is designed to strengthen institutions and leadership in American higher education by preparing promising senior faculty and administrators for responsible positions in university administration. Fifty-seven fellows, nominated by their presidents or chancellors, were selected this year.

Each ACE Fellow will focus on an issue of concern to their home institution while spending the 2012-13 academic year working with a university president and other senior officers at a host institution.

Hironaka-Juteau joined the Fresno State faculty in 1999 and served as the chair of the Department of Recreation Administration 2007-10. She has attended several national leadership training programs and is an alumna of the Leadership Fresno program.

At Fresno State, she was appointed to the President’s Task Force on Internationalization, Integrated Marketing and Communications Council, Wellness@Work Advisory Team and National Coalition Building Institute team.

She has served in the Academic Senate, President’s Committee on Disabilities, University Budget Committee, Gender Equity Task Force and numerous other campus committees. She is recognized for her expertise and experience in inclusion, diversity training and collaboration.

Outside the university, Hironaka-Juteau has over 20 years’ experience as a certified therapeutic recreation specialist working in hospital and community-based settings to improve functional abilities, promote well-being and improve quality of life. She hosted a segment promoting fun family activities for the Valley PBS parenting show “0-5 in 30 Minutes!”.

Hironaka-Juteau earned a bachelor’s degree in recreation administration and a master’s in education from Fresno State and a doctorate in educational leadership and change from the Fielding Graduate University.

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