ACE Awards Week 2020

ACE strives to honor the work of individuals, institutions, and programs that commit to diversifying the ranks of higher education leadership and generating creative campus innovation. While we cannot celebrate in person this year, we invite you to join us online to recognize, celebrate, and share the accomplishments of our 2020 award recipients. A complete listing of winners, including video interviews with this year’s recipients, is below.

The Awards

ACE/APL nextED Donna Shavlik Award

The recipient of the ACE/APL nextED Donna Shavlik Award is Carol Moore, interim president of Guilford College.

ACE State Network Leadership Award

The recipient of the ACE State Network Leadership Award is the Women in Education Initiative of Mott Community College in Michigan.

Reginald Wilson Diversity Leadership Award

The recipient of the Reginald Wilson Diversity Leadership Award is Walter G. Bumphus, president and CEO of the American Association of Community Colleges.


ACE/Fidelity Investments Award for Institutional Transformation

The recipients of the ACE/Fidelity Investments Award for Institutional Transformation are Amarillo College and Dominican University of California.


ACE/Salesforce.org Student of the Year Award

The recipients of the ACE/Salesforce.org Student of the Year Award are Amanda Webb and Matthew Morin.


Council of Fellows/Fidelity Investments Mentor Award

The recipient of the Council of Fellows/Fidelity Investments Mentor Award is Philip L. Dubois, chancellor emeritus of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte!


TIAA Institute Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence

The recipients of the TIAA Institute Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence are Shirley A. Reed, president of South Texas College, and Joseph E. Aoun, president of Northeastern University.

​Congratulate the Winners

​Join the conversation on social media to congratulate our winners! We will celebrate specific awards each day. Use the links below to join ACE in cheering on our award recipients.


Nominations for ACE Awards will be opening later this year.