Council of Fellows

 

This Council of Fellows coordinates the activities of the Fellows Program alumni. The 2018–19 chair is Denise Battles (2000-01), President, State University of New York at Geneseo

The Council of Fellows Board's priorities include:

  • Annually reviewing and establishing COF priorities.
  • Annually reviewing the preceding year's income and expenditures of the COF, and approving the operating budget and budget priorities for the coming year.
  • Providing direct accountability to the COF, and thereby to the ACE president and vice presidents, through the director of the ACE Fellows Program.
  • Meeting in person during the ACE Annual Meeting.
Council of Fellows Board Members

Chair: Denise Battles (2000-01), President, State University of New York at Geneseo

Vice Chair/Chair Elect:  Michelle Behr (2005-06), Chancellor, University of Minnesota--Morris

Immediate Past Chair: Joseph Bertolino, (2010-11), President, Southern Connecticut State University

Chair: Denise Battles (2000-01), President, State University of New York at Geneseo

Vice Chair/Chair Elect:  Michelle Behr (2005-06), Chancellor, University of Minnesota--Morris

Immediate Past Chair: Joseph Bertolino, (2010-11), President, Southern Connecticut State University

Secretary:  Carlos H. Garcia (2005-06), Director of Institutional Advancement, System, CETYS University

Emmanuel B. Awuah (2008–2009), Vice President of Academic Affairs, Illinois Central College (Professional Development Committee)

Kristen C Eichhorn (2016-17), Dean of Graduate Studies, State University of New York College at Oswego (Finance and Development Committee)

Russell J. Frohardt (2010-11), Dean of Arts and Sciences, Northwest Vista College, (Professional Development Committee)

Karen D. Morgan (2018-19), Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Experience, New Jersey City University (Finance and Development Committee)

Adolfo G. Santos (2011-12), Assistant Provost, Texas A&M University (Outreach and Engagement Committee)

Jennifer H. Stephens (2015-16), Deputy Chief of Staff and Assistant Professor, School of Education, Georgia Gwinnett College

Individual Class Board Members

Adenuga Atewologun (2008-09), President, Riverland Community College--Austin Campus (MN)

Anne C. Bartlett (2011-12), Dean, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, University of Washington, Tacoma

Denise A. Battles (2000-01), President, State University of New York at Geneseo

Joseph Bertolino (2010-11), President, Lyndon State College (VT)

David E. Garcia (2008-09), Professor of English, Carthage College (WI)

Richard J. Helldobler (2005-06), President, William Patterson University (NJ)

Jody H. Hironaka-Juteau (2012-13), Dean, College of Health and Human Services, Fresno State (CA)

Paul Jones (2007-08), President, Fort Valley State University (GA)

Peter O. Nwosu (2008-09), Provost, Lehman College (NY)

Helen Easterling Williams (2004-05), Dean, Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Pepperdine University (CA)

Joseph Youngblood, II (2011-12), Vice Provost and Chartering Dean, The John S. Watson School of Public Service, Continuing and Professional Studies, Thomas Edison State University

Joseph Peters (2007-08), Dean of Education, Georgia College & State University (second term)

Yvette M. Alex-Assensoh (2010-11), Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, University of Oregon (second term)

Russell Frohardt (2010-11), Dean of Arts and Sciences, Northwest Vista College, Texas

Cheryl Bagley Thompson (2014-15), Associate Professor of Nursing, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Larissa Genin (2014-15), Dean, Barton School of Business, Wichita State University (KS)

Kenya F. Ayers (2015-16), President, Tarrant County College, Northeast Campus

Michelle M. Camacho (2015-16), Program Director, Division of Undergraduate Education, National Science Foundation (DC)

Michelle Behr (2005-06), Chancellor, University of Minnesota—Morris

Risa Dickson (2008–09), Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, Palo Alto University

Joel Frater (2013-14), Executive Dean, Downtown Campus, Monroe Community College—Damon City Center

Douglas J. Fiore (2012-13), President, Mercy College of Health Sciences

Carlos H. Garcia (2005-06), Director of Institutional Advancement, System, CETYS University

Lori S. Gonzalez (2002–03), Vice Chancellor of Academic, Faculty, and Student Affairs, University of Tennessee - Health Science Center

Rhonda M. Gonzales (2014–15), Interim Vice President for Student Success and Associate Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives, University of Texas at San Antonio

Andrew T.  Hsu (2008–09), President, The College of Charleston (SC)

Cindy Kelley (2008-09), President, Madisonville Community College

Kevin Rolle (2012-13), Chief of Staff, Alabama State University

George Timmons (2012-13), Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs, Columbia Greene Community College

Yvonne C. Umphrey (1999-2000), Professor and Provost, Saint Augustine's University

Council of Fellows Committees

This committee presents an annual report and proposes an annual budget for the COF. In addition, this committee is responsible for managing the Annual Fund and other fund-raising projects, upon assignment by the Executive Committee; reviewing the COF's fund-raising needs and making recommendations to the Executive Committee.

Supporting the Fellows Program and Alumnae/i Activities

  • Council of Fellows Annual Fund supports the activities of your alumni/ae organization, the Council of Fellows, including professional development programs, communication among former Fellows, and marketing of the Fellows Program.
  • Fund for the Future is a quasi-endowment fund used exclusively to support recruiting and providing scholarship support for nominating institutions.
  • Marlene Ross COF Institutional Grant is designed to support, enhance, and sustain the institutional diversity within the Fellows program by providing financial assistance to nominating institutions in need of institutional aid to support an ACE Fellow. This grant will support the development of leaders for our colleges and universities and allow the ACE Fellows Program to remain strong and inclusive for years to come.
  • Fellows Legacy Circle is a planned giving effort which will help support the longevity of the ACE Fellows Program.

Current Co-Chairs

Chair: Michelle Behr - mbehr@morris.umn.edu 

Co-Chair: Jose Coll - jec219@txstate.edu

This committee plans, coordinates, evaluates, and promotes the continuing professional development activities of the COF. The Professional Development Committee also plans the professional development workshops at the COF Weekend and the ACE Annual Meeting.

Current Co-Chairs

Chair: Larisa Genin - lgenin@stmarys-ca.edu

Chair Elect: Angela Radford Lewis - lewisar@etsu.edu

Past Chair: Cheryl Bagley Thompson - cbthompson@unmc.edu

This committee serves as a bridge among prospective, current, and former Fellows and is responsible for:

  • Support Fellows Program marketing and recruitment strategies.
  • Periodically reviewing the Council of Fellows Bylaws and recommending bylaws changes to the Executive Committee.

Current Co-Chairs

Chair: Joseph Youngblood, II - jyoungblood@tesc.edu

Co-Chair: Mary S. Croughan - mary.croughan@unlv.edu


 
 

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