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Attendees of the 45th ACCT Leadership Congress focused Thursday on the changing face of the American dream, with keynote speakers discussing the challenges faced by African American and Hispanic students.

“The American dream is one of the most important, far-ranging conversations we can have,” said Linda Johnson Rice, chairman of Johnson Publishing Company, the publisher of Ebony and Jet.

The 2014 ACCT Leadership Congress kicked off Wednesday with a look at the historic forces that shaped the community college movement—and the generational changes that are now transforming its future. Yet with the theme “Winds of Change,” Congress attendees were reminded that their mission remains constant in the face of these broader shifts.

“Staying the course to the American dream reflects our commitment to the communities we serve and our country,” ACCT Chair LeRoy W. Mitchell, a trustee at Westchester Community College in New York, said at Wednesday’s opening session.


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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