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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.

We are no longer accepting nominations for the 2019 ACE State Network Leadership Award. The winner of the 2019 ACE State Network Leadership Award will be notified in late December/early January 2019.

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 award will be presented during the ACE Women's Network Reception at ACE2019, the American Council on Education’s 101st Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA. 

Nominations for the 2019 ACE State Network Leadership Award are due no later than Friday, October 12, 2018. To nominate a program deserving of this award, please click on the submit nomination button and provide a brief narrative about the program.

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

Past Award Recipients​​

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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Left to right: Gailda Pitre Davis, director, ACE Leadership; Andrea Warren Hamos, vice president for Consulting Operations and senior consultant, Academic Search ; Mary Alexander, assistant provost of academic administration; Margaret Drugovich, president, Hartwick College (NY) and chair of the Women’s Network Executive Council; Kara Freeman Lee, vice president of administration, chief information officer, and interim vice president, ACE Leadership.