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ACCT calls for reform to unbalanced federal loan default metrics. 

ACCT Congratulates 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Finalists

Washington, D.C.—The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) congratulates the ten community colleges named as finalists in the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.  The prize, awarded every two years, recognizes outstanding community colleges selected from a pool of more than 1,000 institutions.  It is awarded by The Aspen Institute, an educational and policy studies organization whose mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues.  The Aspen Prize, which awards a total of $1 million to the selected winners, is funded by Bank of America Charitable Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, and Lumina Foundation.


August 6, 2014

WASHINGTON-The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) is pleased to announce the recipients of its annual Regional Awards for community college trustees, equity programs, chief executive officers, faculty members, and  professional board staff members. The 2014 ACCT Awards are sponsored by Edfinancial Services, Inc.

ACCT's Regional Awards recognize the tremendous contributions made by trustees, equity programs, chief executive officers, faculty members, and professional board staff. 

"Community colleges have taken on new roles and increased responsibilities in recent years," said ACCT Chair and Westchester County Community College (N.Y.) Trustee LeRoy W. Mitchell.  "The individuals who have been selected to receive this important recognition are truly vital to their communities and regions."

July 22, 2014

Protecting Colleges And Students
Community College Strategies to Prevent Default 
The Association of Community College Trustees and the Institute for College Access & Success 

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.  

 Read the press release

We are excited to invite trustees to participate in a new ambassadorship program during the 2014 ACCT Leadership Congress in Chicago.  

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WASHINGTON, DC -- On Friday May 9, and Saturday, May 10, Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) President and CEO J. Noah Brown addressed graduates at the Columbus, Grand Island, and Hastings campuses of Central Community College in Nebraska. In his commencement address, Brown encouraged students to "be creative, visionary, act upon well thought-out plans, assess and take calculated risks, and take accountability for those risks and outcomes."

"Today is not just a personal triumph-it is a victory for our entire nation," Brown said. "You now join the ranks of those who continue the legacy of educational achievement.  Your success ensures our economic resurgence and climb back to global leader status." 

April 14, 2014 - WASHINGTON - The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) today announced that Cheryl Crazy Bull, president and CEO of the American Indian College Fund, will be a featured keynote speaker at the 45th Annual Community College Leadership Congress, which will take place at the Hyatt Regency Chicago this October 22 - 25, 2014.