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I am an ACE Fellow

December 30, 1899


The ACE Fellows Program, the nation's premier higher education leadership development program, seeks to develop a robust pool of well-prepared leaders to lead colleges and universities into the future. Fellows come from all institutional function areas as well as from organizations and associations within the higher education community.


"If you are serious about developing strategic thinking and building your institution’s capacity, the ACE Fellows Program can make a difference."

Ming Tung "Mike" Lee
(ACE Fellow 2001-02)

Vice President and CFO California State University, Sacramento

"The power of the Program lies in the integration of its many components. All of them combined leave a lasting impact."

Julie Buehler
(ACE Fellow 2010–11)

Deputy Chief Information Officer University of Rochester

"The Fellows Program is the reason I am a college president." 

Joe Bertolino
(ACE Fellow 2010–11)

Vice President President Lyndon State College
(former Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, Queens College/CUNY)

"The opportunity to visit over 40 campuses during my fellowship year allowed me to see what was going on in higher education in a wide range of institutions."

Jorge Gonzalez
(ACE Fellow 2007–08)

Vice President and Dean Occidental College

"I nominated an emerging leader to the ACE Fellows Program because I wanted that person to have the benefits of the mentorship I received as a Fellow."

Marie Foster Gnage
(ACE Fellow 1990–1991) 

President, Florida State College at Jacksonville, Downtown Campus
Chair, AACC Board of Directors (2012-13)



"The experience that I gained through the Fellows Program gave me an opportunity to branch out with a great deal of confidence."

Paul Jones
(ACE Fellow 2007–2008)

Vice President for Administration and Operations Georgia College and State University

"The relationships that I built with other Fellows, the mentoring I received and spending time at another institution are all part of a great package that I would recommend to anyone."

Beatriz Gonzalez Robinson
(ACE Fellow 2004–2005)

Vice President, Planning and Enrollment St. Thomas University


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