Council of Fellows

 

​​​​​​​​The Council of Fellows (COF) coordinates the activities of the Fellows Program alumni. The 2022-2023 chair is Kenya Ayers-Palmore (2015-16), president of Tarrant County College Northeast Campus (TX).

The Council of Fellows Board's duties 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 ACE's 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

Kenya Ayers-Palmore, Chair
President, Tarrant County College Northeast Campus (TX), and ACE Fellow 2015–16

Michael “Mickey” McDonald, Chair-Elect
President, Great Lakes Colleges Association (MI), and ACE Fellow 2001–02

Richard J. Helldobler, Immediate Past Chair
President, William Paterson University (NJ) and ACE Fellow 2005–06

Kara M. Rabbitt, Secretary
Associate Provost for Academic Initiatives, William Paterson University (NJ), and ACE Fellow 2019–20

Kenya Ayers-Palmore, Chair
President, Tarrant County College Northeast Campus (TX), and ACE Fellow 2015–16

Michael “Mickey” McDonald, Chair-Elect
President, Great Lakes Colleges Association (MI), and ACE Fellow 2001–02

Richard J. Helldobler, Immediate Past Chair
President, William Paterson University (NJ) and ACE Fellow 2005–06

Kara M. Rabbitt, Secretary
Associate Provost for Academic Initiatives, William Paterson University (NJ), and ACE Fellow 2019–20

Emmanuel B. Awuah (200809), Vice President of Academic Affairs, St. Cloud Technical & Community College (Professional Development Committee)

Carlos A. González-Campos (201112), Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation, CETYS University (Outreach and Engagement)

Jim B. Fatzinger (201112), Assistant Professor of Management, Marketing, and International Business, Eastern Kentucky University, and President, Kentucky Fulbright Association (Outreach and Engagement Committee)

Rosalyn Hobson Hargraves (201920), Division Director of the Division of Undergraduate Education, National Science Foundation (Finance and Development Committee)

Karen D. Morgan (201819), Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Johnson C. Smith University (NC) (Finance and Development Committee)

Anne Clark Bartlett (201112), Vice President for Academic Affairs, Saint Elizabeth University (NJ) (Professional Development)

Individual Class Board Members

James Applegate (1994–95), Visiting Professor, Illinois State University

Anne Clark Bartlett (201112), Vice President for Academic Affairs, Saint Elizabeth University (NJ)

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

Sandra Haynes (2010–11), Chancellor, Washington State University Tri-Cities

Fayneese S. Miller (2004–05), President, Hamline University (MN)

Anny Morrobel-Sosa (1998–99), Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, University of Wisconsin System Office

Sarah Pfatteicher (2016–17), Executive Director, Five Colleges, Inc.

Lawrence T. Potter Jr. (2009–10), Provost, University of the District of Columbia

Nicholas R. Santilli (2003–04), Senior Director for Learning Strategy, Society for College and University Planning

Monique L. Snowden (2015–16), Senior Vice Chancellor for Strategic Enrollment and Student Success, University of Colorado Denver

Juanita Cole (201920), Dean, College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, California State University, Monterey Bay

Gary B. Crosby (201920), President, Saint Elizabeth University (NJ)

Lowell K. Davis (201819), Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Jacqueline El-Sayed (200809), Chief Academic Officer, American Society for Engineering Education

Yolanda Barbier Gibson (201819), Vice President for Student Affairs, Shenandoah University (VA)

Jeremy Haefner (200607), Chancellor, University of Denver (CO)

Michael "Mickey" McDonald (200102), President, Great Lakes Colleges Association (MI)

Fay Cobb Payton (200910), Professor, Information Systems/Technology and Analytics, North Carolina State University

Adolfo Santos (201112), Assistant Provost, University Higher Education Center, Texas A&M University

Anne Balazs (201314), Dean, College of Business and Innovation, University of Toledo (OH)

Janelle M. Chiasera (201516), Dean, School of Health Sciences and Professor of Biomedical Sciences, Quinnipiac University (CT)

Rhonda M. Gonzales (201415), Dean, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Denver (CO)

Maureen A. McCarthy (201516), Dean, College of Sciences and Humanities and Professor of Psychological Science, Ball State University (IN)

Robert Marley (201213), Robert B. Koplar Professor of Engineering Management, Missouri University of Science and Technology

Karen D. Morgan (201819), Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Johnson C. Smith University (NC)

Kara M. Rabbitt (201920), Associate Provost for Academic Initiatives, William Paterson University (NJ)

Ritu Raju (201718), Vice President of Academic Affairs, Tarrant County College District (TX)

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 COF Annual Fund and other fundraising projects, upon assignment by the Executive Committee, as well as reviewing the COF's fundraising needs and making recommendations to the Executive Committee.

Supporting the Fellows Program and Alumni Activities

  • Council of Fellows Annual Fund supports the activities of the Council of Fellowsyour alumni organization