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Council of Fellows Board

December 30, 1899


Council of Fellows Board Members

This Council of Fellows coordinates the activities of the Fellows Program alumni. The 2017–18 chair is Joseph Bertolino, (2010–11), President, Southern Connecticut State University.

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 at least twice each year: (1) at the ACE Annual Meeting and (2) in conjunction with the COF Weekend.



Chair: Joseph Bertolino (2010–11), President, Southern Connecticut State University [Executive Committee Member]

Vice Chair/Chair Elect:  Denise Batlles (2000-01), President, State University of New York at Geneseo [Executive Committee Member]

Immediate Past Chair: Nancy H. Blattner (2002-03), President, Caldwell University (NJ) [Executive Committee Member]


Class of 2018

Karen J.L. Burg (2006–07), Professor of Chemical Engineering/Vice President for Research, Kansas State University

Mary S. Croughan (2012–13), Vice President for Research and Economic Development, University of Nevada, Las Vegas [Executive Committee Member]

Joel Frater (2013–14), Assistant Provost for Diversity and Associate Professor, Recreation and Leisure Studies, State University of New York College at Brockport [Executive Committee Member]​

Lawrence O. Hamer (2007–08), Associate Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs, DePaul University (IL)

Gayle E. Hutchinson (2005–06), President, California State University, Chico

Stanley "Stas" C. Preczewski (2003–04), President, Georgia Gwinnett College

Patricia Price (2013–14), Dean of Academic Affairs, Guttman Community College (NY)

Tina Q. Richardson (2009–10), Chancellor, Pennsylvania State University, Lehigh Valley

Dereck J. Rovaris (2008–09), Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic and Multicultural Affairs, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans


Class of 2019

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), Provost, Carthage College (WI)

Richard J. Helldobler (2005-06), Interim President, Northeastern Illinois University

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, Clark Atlanta University (GA)

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 [Executive Committee Member]​


Class of 2020

Carlos H. Garcia (2005-2006), Director of Institutional Advancement, CETYS University, nominated by Fernando Leon Garcia

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

Ralph O. Mueller (2007-2008), Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and provost, Purdue University Northwest

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

Russell Frohardt (2010-2011), Dean of Arts and Sciences, Northwest Vista College, Texas

K. Johnson Bowles (2012-2013), Vice President for College Advancement, State University of New York at Geneseo

Cheryl Bagley Thompson (2014-2015), Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Student Affairs, University of Nebraska Medical Center [Executive Committee Member]

Larissa Genin (2014-2015), Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs and Accreditation, St. Mary’s College of California [Executive Committee Member]

Kenya F. Ayers (2015-2016), Vice President and Board Chair, Northwest Educational Council for Student Success

Michelle M. Camacho (2015-2016), Professor of Sociology and Special Assistant to the Provost, University of San Diego

Ex-Officio Members

Jose Coll (2014-15), Director School of Social Work, Texas State University [Executive Committee Member]

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