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 a state network within the ACE Women’s Network or by a college or university that helped advance or support women or women’s issues in higher education.


2023 Award Winner

Executive Leadership in Academic Technology, Engineering and Science: ELATES at Drexel University


Past Award Recipients​​

ACE has bestowed 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.

2022 - Higher Education Resource Services (HERS)

2021 - ACE Women’s Network of Florida

2020 - Women in Education Initiative of Mott Community College in Michigan​

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 are now closed for the ACE State Network Leadership Award.

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