ACE State Network Leadership Award
Presented at the Women’s Network Reception on Saturday, March 11, 5:30–6:30 p.m.
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.
Award Recipient: Oregon State University’s (OSU) Difference, Power and Discrimination (DPD) program. The award will be accepted by Susan Capalbo, senior vice provost for academic affairs and Nana Osei-Kofi, director of the Difference, Power and Discrimination Program.
Donna Shavlik Award
Presented at the Women’s Leadership Dinner on Saturday, March 11, 7:00–9:00 p.m.
This award was established by ACE in 1999 to honor the long and outstanding service of Donna Shavlik, past director of ACE’s former Office of Women in Higher Education. The award honors an individual whose leadership demonstrates a sustained commitment to advancing women in higher education through actions or initiatives enhancing women’s leadership and career development, campus climate, and mentoring of women at both the state and national levels.
Award Recipient: Judy Genshaft
Reginald Wilson Diversity Leadership Award
Presented at the Closing Plenary on Tuesday, March 14, 9:45–11:00 a.m.
Established to honor Reginald Wilson, the founding director of the Office of Minority Concerns, this award honors individuals who have demonstrated leadership and commitment on a national level to the advancement of racial and ethnic minorities and other underrepresented populations in higher education.
ACE Student of the Year Award
Presented at the Monday Morning Plenary on Monday, March 13, 7:45–9:30 a.m.
Formerly the ACE Adult Learner of the Year, the ACE Student of the Year Award recognizes a student who has benefited academically and professionally from making use of ACE’s credit recommendations for workforce or military training. The ACE Student of the Year receives a scholarship to continue his or her education.
Award Recipient: Tara Turley
Council of Fellows/Fidelity Investments Mentor Award
Presented at The Robert H. Atwell Plenary Session on Sunday, March 12, 5:00–6:00 p.m.
The Council of Fellows Mentor Award recognizes ACE member presidents’ and chancellors’ contributions to enhancing the diversity and capacity of future leaders of American higher education. Nominations are solicited annually by the Council of Fellows from all former Fellows. The award is presented annually at the Opening Plenary of the ACE Annual Meeting by the chair of the Council of Fellows.
ACE/Fidelity Investments Award for Institutional Transformation
Presented at the Presidents and Chief Academic Officers Luncheon on Sunday, March 12, 11:45 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
The ACE/Fidelity Investments Award for Institutional Transformation recognize 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 winning institution from each category will receive $10,000.
2017 TIAA Institute Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence
Presented at the Luncheon Plenary on Monday, March 13, 11:45–1:15 p.m.
The TIAA Institute Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence is named in honor of the late Theodore M. Hesburgh, president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame (IN), esteemed leader in higher education, and former member of the TIAA and CREF Boards of Overseers for 28 years. This award is intended to recognize a current college or university president/chancellor who embodies the spirit of the late Reverend Hesburgh, his commitment to higher education, and his contributions to the greater good. The winner of the Hesburgh Award will receive a $20,000 cash prize for his or her institution.