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This morning, Representative Bobby Scott (D-VA) introduced legislation, the America's College Promise Actof 2015, into the House of Representatives modeled on President Obama's America's College Promise proposal, introduced in February.  Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) is expected to introduce the legislation to the Senatepresently.  This legislation proposes to build upon existing local and state-based models, such as the Tennessee Promise and new legislation passed this week by the Oregon legislature, by offering tuition-free community college education to more than 9 million Americans each year.  ACCT supports the proposed legislation, which is a tremendous vote of confidence that recognizes the

Washington - The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Gerald L. Cook, Ed.D., to the ACCT Board of Directors.  Cook, a trustee at Johnson County Community College in Kansas, was appointed to fill the seat left by Robert J. Feit, who recently resigned his seat on the Southeast Community College, Nebraska, board of trustees.

"Jerry’s expertise in public education, public relations and marketing promises to contribute a unique and exciting new perspective to the ACCT Board of Directors," said ACCT President and CEO J. Noah Brown.  "He has a long history of community involvement, and we are fortunate that he has agreed to serve on the ACCT Board."

Santa Fe College Takes the Top Honor

Kennedy-King College Recognized as "Rising Star"; Lake Area Technical Institute & West Kentucky Community & Technical College  Recognized as 'Finalists of Distinction'

Washington - The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) is pleased to announce the appointments of Dawn Erlandson and Norwood "Woody" Ogé to its 26-member board of directors.

"Dawn's and Woody's extensive and diverse board and professional experiences add valuable perspectives to the ACCT Board," said ACCT President and CEO J. Noah Brown.  "We appreciate their willingness to serve as directors and look forward to continuing to benefit from their judgment and counsel."

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“Advancing a Jobs-Driven Economy” through Innovative Business and

Higher Education Partnerships

New call-to-action book from STEMConnector® includes chapter on

community college governance penned by ACCT President

 

Clarence E. Anthony, Executive Director, National League of Cities

James Kvaal, Deputy Director, White House Domestic Policy Council

Ted Mitchell, Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Education

Dr. Jill Biden, U.S. Second Lady; Instructor, Northern Virginia Community College

Thomas Perez, Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor

 

"This is the moment for community colleges to shine."

Dr. Jill Biden: This is the moment for community colleges

Second Lady Jill Biden told attendees of the 2015 Community College National Legislative Summit that "this is the moment for community colleges to shine."

 

2015 NLS Opening SessionDuring the first day of the 2015 Community College National Legislative Summit, a White House official urged community college leaders to take the long view of President Obama’s recent proposal to make community college free for most students. 

Pointing to earlier examples where sweeping initiatives eventually led to significant funding for community colleges and other education programs, James Kvaal stressed the importance of continued advocacy for both the America’s College Promise proposal and broader efforts to improve access to community colleges at the federal, state, local, and philanthropic levels. 

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