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Dr. Jill Biden, center, speaks about America's College Promise 
with (from left) Anne Kress, Kyle Lierman, Martha J. Kanter, and Helen Benjamin.
Washington, D.C. - Feb. 10, 2016 - United States Second Lady and Northern Virginia Community College Instructor Jill Biden stressed the importance of making community college free to all during the first day of  the 2016 Community College National Legislative Summit, sponsored by the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) in partnership with the American Association of Community Colleges. 

2016 ACCT Awards nominations is now open.

The 2016 ACCT Awards nominations deadline will be June 13th, 2016. The only way to be considered for an Association Award is by submitting a nomination for a Regional Award!  




Who May Nominate

Regional Award nominations may be made by a two-year post-secondary institution board, a state board for community colleges, a board of a state trustee association, or a university board of regents that control the two-year post-secondary institutions in that state.  All boards submitting nominations must be ACCT members. 


The 2016 Community College Federal Legislative Priorities have been issued. Be sure to share these with your board of trustees and president, and use these to advocate to your members of U.S. Congress. If you have any questions, contact

New Report Addresses the Progress of Latino Students in Community Colleges

ACCT and NALEO offer strategies to create student success programs at community colleges



New Report ‘Seizes the Moment’ to Improve College Readiness

AACC, ACCT and Higher Ed for Higher Standards partner to improve

community college, K-12 collaboration for student success.


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.