Council of Fellows/Fidelity Investments Mentor Award


​​​​​​​The Council of Fellows Mentor Award recognizes ACE member presidents’ and chancellors’ contributions to enhancing the diversity and capacity of future leaders of American higher education. Nominations are solicited annually by the Council of Fellows from all former Fellows. The award is presented annually at the Opening Plenary of the ACE Annual Meeting by the chair of the Council of Fellows.


2022 Winner

Joe Bertolino, Southern Connecticut State University

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Past Award Recipients

ACE has been bestowing the Council of Fellows/Fidelity Investments Mentor Award since 2005, when Robert L. Carothers and David P. Roselle became the first ever recipients. Click to expand the area below to learn more about our past recipients.

2021 - Jonathan R. Alger, James Madison University
2020 - Philip L. Dubois​, University of North Carolina at Charlotte​​
2019 - Stanley C. Preczewski, Georgia Gwinett College
2018 - Renu Khator, University of Houston
2017 - Earl H. Potter (Posthumously), St. Cloud State University
2016 - John T. Casteen, III, University of Virginia
2015 - Dennis Holtschneider, DePaul University (IL)
2014 - Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, University of Maryland Baltimore County
2013 - E. Gordon Gee, The Ohio State University   
2012 - John Cavanaugh, Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area
2011 - Robert Caret, University of Massachusetts
2010 - Marvalene Hughes, Dillard University (LA)
2010 - Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, George Washington University (DC)
2009 - Robert E. Hemenway, University of Kansas
2008 - Robert Glidden, Ohio University
2007 - Carol A. Cartwright, Kent State University (OH)
2006 - Jerry Sue Thornton, Cuyahoga Community College (OH)
2005 - Robert L. Carothers, University of Rhode Island
2005 - David P. Roselle, University of Delaware



This award is generously sponsored by Fidelity Investments.


​Nominations for this award are not open for public submission.​​