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Council of Fellows Board

December 30, 1899


Executive Board Members

This committee coordinates the activities of the Council of Fellows. The 2014–15 chair is Earl H. Potter, III, President, St. Cloud State University (MN).

The Executive Board's priorities include:
  • Annually reviewing and establishing COF priorities.
  • Annually reviewing the preceding year's income and expenditures of the COF, and approving the operating budget and budget priorities for the coming year.
  • Providing direct accountability to the COF, and thereby to the ACE president and vice presidents, through the director of the ACE Fellows Program.
  • Meeting at least twice each year: (1) at the ACE Annual Meeting and (2) in conjunction with the COF Weekend.

Chair: Earl H. Potter III (1990–91), President, St. Cloud State University (MN)  [Executive Committee Member]
Vice Chair/Chair Elect: Thomas J. Botzman (2002–03), President, Misericordia University (PA)  [Executive Committee Member]

Immediate Past Chair: Bernard W. Franklin (1988–89), Executive Vice President/Chief Inclusion Officer, National Collegiate Athletic Association  [Executive Committee Member]

Secretary: Ann Woolford (2006–07), Vice President for Academic and Student Services, Germanna Community College (VA)  [Executive Committee Member]

Class of 2015
Katherine Conway-Turner (1996–97), Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Hood College (MD)
Dario A. Cortes (1985–86), President, Berkeley College of New York and New Jersey
Viola E. Florez (1993–94), Professor and & PNM Endowed Chair, College of Education, University of New Mexico
Richard C. Holz (2010–11), Dean, Henry Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, Marquette University (WI)
Deneese L. Jones (2002–03), Provost, Drake University (IA)
Brian J. McAulay (2008–09), President, Parker University (TX) (Finance and Development Committee Co-Chair)  [Executive Committee Member]
Dale K. Nesbary (2003–04), President, Muskegon Community College (MI)
Jason A. Scorza (2007–08), Vice Provost for International Education and Professor of Political Science and Philosophy, Fairleigh Dickinson University (NJ)
Class of 2016
Joseph Bertolino (2010–11), President, Lyndon State College (VT)
Bethami Dobkin (2001–02), Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Saint Mary’s College of California
Lisa C. Freeman (2004–05), Interim Executive Vice President and Provost, Northern Illinois University (Outreach and Engagement Committee Co-Chair)
David Garcia (2008–09), Provost, Carthage College (WI)  [Executive Committee Member]
Richard J. Helldobler (2005–06), Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Northeastern Illinois University  [Executive Committee Member]
Susan E. Henking (2009–10), President, Shimer College (IL)
Barbara G. Lyman (2000–01), Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Shippensburg University (PA)
Anny Morrobel-Sosa (1998–99), Provost, Lehman College of The City University of New York
David Carl Wilson (1999–2000), Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, Webster University (MO)
Joseph Youngblood II (2011–12), Vice Provost and Dean, John S. Watson School of Public Service, Thomas Edison State College (NJ)
Class of 2017
Yvette M. Alex-Assensoh (2010–11), Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, University of Oregon
James Soto Antony (2006–07), Associate Provost, Yale University (CT)
Carolyn R. Newton (2001–02), Provost, The College of Wooster (OH)
Gwendolyn D. Packnett (2011–12), Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Missouri
Bryan Penprase (2012–13), Frank P. Brackett Professor of Astronomy, Pomona College (CT)
Joseph Peters (2007–08), Dean of Education, Chaminade University of Honolulu (HI)
Margaret H. Venable (2008–09), Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Gordon State University (GA)
Ex Officio and Executive Committee Members 

Jacqueline El-Sayed (2008–09), Vice President for Academic Affairs, Marygrove College (MI) (Professional Development Committee Co-Chair)

Lynette Findley (2004–05), Assistant Vice President for Academic Success Partnerships, Eastern Michigan University (Outreach and Engagement Committee Co-Chair)

Jacqueline Taylor (2005–06), Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, The College of New Jersey (Professional Development Committee Co-Chair)

Christine K. Cavanaugh (2004–05), President, Pathseekers II, Inc. (Professional Development Committee Co-Chair)

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