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Who We Are

Founded in 1972, the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) is the nonprofit educational organization of governing boards, representing more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees of community, technical, and junior colleges in the United States and beyond.  ACCT's purpose is to strengthen the capacity of community, technical, and junior colleges and to foster the realization of their missions through effective board leadership at local, state, and national levels.  For more information, visit Follow ACCT on Twitter at

Why Contact ACCT?

ACCT is the only international association dedicated exclusively to community college governance.  The association's leadership has vast expertise in current events relating to community colleges, higher education policy, governance procedures and practices, and related information.  Important note: The association represents community college trustees and institutions throughout the United States and beyond.  It advocates on behalf of community colleges at the federal level and offers educational services for trustees.  Operations of individual institutions do not fall under the purview of ACCT, and association leadership does not take a position on concerns relating to individual institutions' operations.  

Speaking Engagements

ACCT President and CEO J. Noah Brown will consider requests for the following or related speaking engagements: media interviews, expert panels, keynote addresses, commencement addresses, and discussions related to his Bellwether Award-winning book, First in the World: Community Colleges and America's Future.  Direct inquiries for speaking engagements to David Conner (contact information below).  Read President Brown's biography here.


David Conner, ACCT Communications
Please e-mail (preferred) or call 202.775.4454 with a detailed description of your story and deadline.

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More About ACCT

ACCT Mission and Vision
Board of Directors
President and CEO

Twitter: @CCTrustees


Public Policy Resources

Legislative Action Alerts
Community College Legislative Priorities
ACCT Letters to U.S. Congress
Congressional Community College Caucuses


EVENT: 2015 Community College National Legislative Summit - Feb. 9 - 12, 2015 - Washington, D.C.

Keynote Speakers: William Kristol, Founder and Editor, The Weekly Standard; Stephanie Cutter, Fmr. Deputy Senior Adviser to President Obama, Co-host, Crossfire
Request Press Credentials Note: Members of the media must secure press credentials to attend the Community College National Legislative Summit.  More information.
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