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.


2020 Winner: Philip L. Dubois

​ACE and Fidelity Investments are proud to announce Philip L. Dubois, chancellor emeritus of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, winner of the 2020 Council of Fellows/Fidelity Investments award.
​Many ACE Fellows have benefited from the mentorship of Chancellor Dubois.

​The ACE Fellows Program, the Council of Fellows, and Fidelity Investments applaud Chancellor Dubois for his long-standing commitment to mentoring ACE Fellows. We are pleased to recognize his valued contributions to the development of higher education leadership. The testimonials below highlight the significant impact he has had on ACE Fellows and their careers, and why ACE is honored to present the award to him.


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.

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) and 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 and David P. Roselle, University of Delaware



This award is generously sponsored by Fidelity Investments.