The American Council on Education (ACE) recognized President Ruth J. Simmons’s contributions to higher education on March 10, 2012, at its 94th annual meeting in Los Angeles. ACE President Mary Corbett Broad presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to President Simmons in recognition of her commitment to supporting the advancement of higher education leaders, especially women and minorities. “Ruth Simmons is an extraordinary leader,” Broad said. “During her tenure, Brown University, already a highly regarded institution, has risen even higher in its standing among colleges and universities. Equally important, Ruth has inspired and opened doors for many women, especially women of color. It’s an honor for ACE to recognize Ruth’s leadership in this way.”