ACCT Bookstore


Download the ACCT publications order form.  Submit the form via fax or e-mail, or see more information about how to order at the bottom of this page.  


trillionA Closer Look at the Trillion: Borrowing, Repayment and Default at Iowa's Community Colleges
by Colleen Campbell and Nicholas Hillman (2015)
$4.50 (member); $6.50 (non-member)
A Closer Look at the Trillion: Borrowing, Repayment and Default at Iowa's Community Colleges takes an unprecedented look at community college student borrowing and repayment behavior. The report uses data from all 16 community colleges in Iowa to examine the characteristics of borrowers and defaulters to help colleges and policymakers better understand and prevent default.

FuturesThe Futures Series on Community Colleges includes six books that offer insight into and guidance on topics that must be addressed today in order to meet the needs of tomorrow’s community colleges and their students. The book is available directly through Rowman & Littlefield Publishers at an exclusive 30% discount. More on the series and ordering information

ticas reportProtecting Colleges and Students: Community College Strategies to Prevent Default
by Bryce McKibben; Matthew La Rocque and Debbie Cochrane (2014)
$4.50 (member); $6.50 (non-member)
Protecting Colleges and Students, released by the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) and The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS), takes a unique look at student loan default at nine community colleges across the nation, and how those colleges are working to help students avoid default. 



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.  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)

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."



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. 


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)







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)







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







board chairThe 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)



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