ACCT Bookstore

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History of ACCT 2012

History of the Association of Community College Trustees: 1972 - 2012
Edited by ACCT Staff (2012)
$40 (member); $45(non-member)

A labor of love and countless hours of organizational research, the History of ACCT book is a pictorial reflection of the 40-year history of the Association of Community College Trustees.  If you have been involved with ACCT, you're likely to find your photo somewhere in here—or, at the very least, you are bound to learn something new about your community college roots. 



First in the World 2012First in the World: Community Colleges and America's Future
by J. Noah Brown; published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group (2012)
$35 (member); $45 (non-member)  Note: ACCT's limited stock of First in the World has been depleted.  The book is available directly through Rowman & Littlefield Publishers at an exclusive 25% discount for ACCT members.  Order from the website and enter enter the promo code RLACCT25 when checking out.  The discount will be applied to all copies of First in the World.

From his unique vantage point as president and CEO of ACCT, J. Noah Brown writes about the intersection between community colleges and America's need to regain both economic momentum and its position as first in the world with respect to college-degree or -certificate attainment.  By connecting past economic and education policies and investments to possibilities for the future and continued national progress, Brown reminds us that restoring America's prominence is within reach.  More importantly, he succinctly advocates for the power of community colleges to increase educational attainment and reduce income inequality by allowing more Americans access to real economy opportunities.  

The first in an American Council on Education (ACE) series on community colleges, First in the World has been lauded by educational leaders, including former U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley, who stated that, "Brown points out eloquently that community colleges prepare our students for additional education, as well as for jobs and, ultimately careers.  It is my hope that First in the World will help renew interest in our community colleges and move us toward a focus on strength and support for them."



State Report 2014Public Community College Governing Boards: Structure and Composition
Edited by ACCT Staff (2014)
$10 (member); $12 (non-member) 

 A must-read report for anyone researching the structure and composition of public community and technical college governing boards.  A small sample of findings: 

-36 states have local community or technical college governing or advisory boards.

-in 11 states, the community and technical colleges are solely governed by a statewide governing or coordinating board.  Of these, four are exclusively community college statewide boards and seven are statewide higher education boards whose scopes extend beyond community colleges.

-25 states have a state-level community college governing board.  In 15 states, the board has governance oversight for community and/or technical colleges, while in seven states the board has a coordinating responsibility and in three states the board has an advisory role.

The report details individual findings for each state, along with overviews of structures and compositions. 


tribal report coverTribal Colleges and Universities Governing Boards: Structure and Composition
Edited by ACCT Staff and American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) (2014)
$10 (member); $12 (non-member)

GISS BookMaking Good on the Promise of the Open Door: Effective Governance and Leadership to Improve Student Equity, Success, and Completion

by Byron McClenney and Margaretta Mathis (2011)
$30 (member); $42 (non-member)

Board-CEO Relations 2009Essentials of Good Board/CEO Relations—Engaging Trustees in Effective Governance 
by Vaughn Sherman (2009)
$16 (member); $20 (non-member)









Advocacy 2010The Trustee's Role in Effective Advocacy: Engaging in Citizen Action to Advance Educational Opportunities in Your Community
by ACCT Staff (2010)
$24 (member); $28 (non-member)



The Board Chair: A Guide for Leading Community College
Edited by Vaughn A. Sherman and Cindra J. Smith (2002)
$15 (member); $20 (non-member)


Cindra Smith Book 2002Trusteeship in Community Colleges: A Guide to Effective Governance 
by Cindra J. Smith (2000)
$30 (member); $40 (non-member)


Community College Trustees: Leading on Behalf of Their Communities
by George B. Vaughn and Iris M. Weisman (1997) 
$30 (member); $40 (non-member)



Fundraising 2008The Trustee's Role in Fundraising: From Arm's Length to Knee Deep—What Trustees Need to Know About Institutional Advancement 

by Philip M. Ringle with Charlene Nunley and Narcisa A. Polonio (2008)
$16 (member); $20 (non-member) 










Ordering Instructions

To order the publications above, please e-mail your request to Indya Rogers OR email the publications order form (click here to download) to acctinfo@acct.orgYour order should be submitted in writing so that there is a written record of your order; please do not order by telephone.

You may also print and mail the order form with your payment to the payment address below.

Please include both a Bill to and Ship to address and a PO if necessary. 




For more information, please contact:

Indya Rogers
Board and Publications Assistant


Please Note:

As a benefit to ACCT members, book orders from ACCT members are fulfilled as they are received, with payment due within 30 days. 

ACCT requires pre-payment from non-member colleges.

$3.00 per book (maximum of $15.00) will be charged for shipping.