University of Wisconsin–Madison

Ace Hilliard

Fraternity & Sorority Life Student Coordinator

Ace Hilliard

Academic background

– Undergraduate Bachelors of Science in Community and Non Profit Leadership and certificate in Gender and Women Studies from University of Wisconsin- Madison

-Current Masters Student in the School of Education studying Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis- Higher and Continuing Education Track

Areas of interest

-First year students and student development, Greek Life, Resident Life, Diversity and Inclusion

Personal biography

My name is Ace and I am a trans genderqueer person of color. My pronouns are both gender neutral and masculine. I received a Full Tuition academic and leadership based scholarship from the POSSE foundation in 2008 in my hometown of Chicago, IL. As a first generation college student, and the oldest in my family, I had to work hard to really find my way and my own voice. After graduating from UW in 2014 ( I did a victory lap and took a 5th year), I served as the Undergraduate Chapter Advisor of my sorority, Sigma Lambda Gamma national Sorority Inc. In fall 2016, I started my current graduate program in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, as well as began the role as the Multicultural Greek Council Advisor. I love my education program, I love my position, and can not wait to make a change in the world!

Favorite quotes:

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent” -First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” -Malcolm X

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” – Shirley Chisholm

What do you think every student should know about the UW-Madison campus?

This campus has a plethora of opportunities, take advantage of it. These four or five years will go by in a flash. When you graduate, if you were to give a speech, what would you want to say about your college experience? Think of that and do it. You can do that, and things you never thought, just take initiative!