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In recognition of the tremendous contribution made by trustees, chief executives, and faculty members to community colleges, the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) annually recognizes one exemplary trustee, chief executive, faculty member and board/CEO team which has improved equity in their institution in each of its five regions. A list of the past regional awardees for each region can be found here. 



ACCT's Annual Association Awards recognizes the tremendous contributions made by trustees, chief executives, faculty members, professional board staff, and equity programs and are selected from the recipients of the Regional Awards. A list of the past assocation awardees for each region can be found here. 


We are excited to announce the addition of John B. King, Jr., Acting U.S. Secretary of Education, to the roster of keynote speakers during the 2016 Community College National Legislative Summit.
Register by January 14 to secure the early registration discount.
As the organization that works with boards relative to the recruitment, hiring and support of community college presidents, the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) is proud to be an inaugural signer of a commitment to bringing more women into the fold of higher education leadership through a new American Council on Education initiative. 


The National Legislative Summit is the premier community college advocacy event in Washington, DC, bringing together more than 1,000 community college leaders. The event shines a spotlight on the importance of our nation’s community colleges for Congress and the Administration. This year’s NLS is not to be missed, as 2016 will be a significant year for higher education policy.

Take advantage of the early registration discount and be sure to register by Friday, January 15.

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Report shows that one in five students goes hungry, one in eight experiences homelessness

National Associations Join Forces to Advance College Completion

WASHINGTON-The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) and the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund are pleased to announce a new partnership to create the ACCT/NALEO Education Prep Academy, a one-day educational academy to be held on February 8, 2016 in advance of the Community College National Legislative Summit in Washington, D.C. The Summit annually draws more than 1,000 community college trustees, presidents and other advocates to the nation's capital to advocate on behalf of community colleges at the federal level.   

Washington, D.C. - New officers and members of the ACCT Board of Directors were elected during the 2015 ACCT Leadership Congress in San Diego, California, on Thursday, October 15 and Friday, October 16.

 congress chair

As the event drew to a close Saturday, incoming ACCT Chair Roberto Zárate said the association will focus on "sharing the recipe for student success" in the coming year.

As a trustee of the Alamo Colleges board in Texas, Zárate said he has "seen the impact a governing board and great leader can have on student success and completion."