ACE State Network Leadership Award


The ACE State Network Leadership Award for the Advancement of Women in Higher Education recognizes an outstanding and innovative program, sponsored by an ACE State Network or by a college or university that helped advance or support women or women’s issues in higher education.

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2020 Winner: Women in Education Initiative of Mott Community College in Michigan

The Women in Education Initiative was established in 1999 to help female students complete their education with non-traditional financial support, personal and professional guidance, and mentoring opportunities.

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Past Award Recipients​​

ACE has been bestowing the ACE State Network Leadership Award since 2004, when the Inland Northwest Women in Higher Education Roundtable (WHER) ​​​​​​​​​​​ became the first ever recipient. Click to expand the area below to learn more about our past recipients.

2019 - ACE Women’s Network - Ohio (ACE WNO)
2018 - University of South Carolina's Women's Leadership Institute
2017 - Oregon State University's Difference, Power and Discrimination (DPD) program
2016 - Michigan ACE Network for Women Leaders in Higher Education
2015 - Virginia Tech’s Women's Leadership and Mentoring Program (WLMP)
2014 - University of Alabama's Graduate Parents Support (GPS) program
2013 - BRIDGES Academic Leadership for Women
2012 - Asilomar Leadership Skills Seminar: Community College League of California (CCLC)
2011 - University of California at San Francisco's Diversity Pipeline Initiative, Leadership Conference
2010 - New Jersey State Network's annual "Women of Color" Conference
2009 - North Dakota State University Focus on Resources for Women's Advancement, Recruitment/Retention and Development (FORWARD) Program
2008 - University of Kentucky, Circles of Power: A Leadership Program for Women Faculty
2006 - Virginia State Network Senior Leadership Seminar
2005 - Michigan State Network
2004 - Inland Northwest Women in Higher Education Roundtable (WHER) ​​​​​​​​​​​



Nominations for this award are now closed.