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American Council on Education/Fidelity Investments Award for Institutional Transformation

December 30, 1899



​​The ACE/Fidelity Investments Award for Institutional Transformation recognizes colleges or universities which, in a period of great change in higher education, have responded to challenges in innovative and creative ways that allow the institution to thrive.

The award is split into two categories:

  • Category 1: Institutions with student populations 5,001 and over

  • Category 2: Institutions with student populations up to 5,000

Each winning institution receives a $10,000 prize.

University of South Florida (USF) and Benedict College in South Carolina are the recipients of the 2019 ACE/Fidelity Investments Award for Institutional Transformation. Presented at ACE2019, ACE’s 101st Annual Meeting, the awards were accepted by USF President Judy Genshaft and Benedict President Roslyn Clark Artis on behalf of their respective institutions.    

To obtain specific details about the award and the application process, please review the 2018-19 Transformation Award Criteria and the Transformation Award FAQ.

For more information about the ACE/Fidelity Investments Institutional Transformation Award, contact

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 2018-19 ACE/Fidelity Transformation Award

Left to right: Bathsheba Philpott, vice president of advancement, ACE; Roslyn Clark Artis, president of Benedict Colleg​e (SC); Judy Genshaft, president of the University of South Florida; Patrick Vaughan, senior vice president, managing director, and higher education practice leader, Fidelity Investments; ACE President Ted Mitchell. Photo: Tim Trumble for ACE.

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