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ACE State Network Leadership Award

The award recognizes an outstanding, innovative, and visionary program sponsored by an ACE State Network or by a college or university.

The ACE State Network Leadership Award for the advancement of Women in Higher Education recognizes an outstanding and innovative program, sponsored by an ACE State Network or by a college or university that helped advance or support women or women's issues in higher education.

The 2019 ACE State Network Leadership Award was presented to the ACE Women’s Network - Ohio (ACE WNO) on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the Women's Network Reception at ACE2019.The award was accepted by Shanda Gore, ACE WNO state co-chair and executive director, University of Toledo, and Robin Selzer, ACE WNO state co-chair and associate professor, University of Cincinnati, at the Women’s Network Reception​ just prior to the Women’s Leadership Dinner at ACE2019.

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If you have any questions about the ACE State Network Leadership Award, please email or call 202-939-9376.

Past Award Recipients​​

2019  ACE Women’s Network - Ohio (ACE WNO)

2018  University of South Carolina's Women's Leadership Institute

2017  Oregon State University's Difference, Power and Discrimination (DPD) program

2016  Michigan ACE Network for Women Leaders in Higher Education

2015  Virginia Tech’s Women's Leadership and Mentoring Program (WLMP)

2014  University of Alabama's Graduate Parents Support (GPS) program 

2013  BRIDGES Academic Leadership for Women

2012  Asilomar Leadership Skills Seminar: Community College League of California (CCLC)

2011  University of California at San Francisco's Diversity Pipeline Initiative, Leadership Conference

2010 New Jersey State Network's annual "Women of Color" Conference

2009  North Dakota State University Focus on Resources for Women's Advancement, Recruitment/Retention and Development (FORWARD) Program

2008 University of Kentucky, Circles of Power: A Leadership Program for Women Faculty

2006   Virginia State Network Senior Leadership Seminar

2005   Michigan State Network

2004   Inland Northwest Women in Higher Education Roundtable (WHER) 

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 From left to right: L. Jay Lemons, president and senior consultant, Academic Search; Gailda Pitre Davis, director, ACE Leadership; Shanda Gore, state co-chair and associate vice president, University of Toledo; Robin Selzer, state co-chair and assistant professor and program director, University of Toledo; Karen Schuster Webb, chair, WNEC and president, Union Institute and University; Shawn M. Hartman, vice president and chief operating officer, Academic Search.