In recent years, the ACCT Coordinators Network structure has played a pivotal role in the effective operation of the association by linking the Board of Directors and staff with the membership.
As stated by ACCT in 1999, “A community college board governs to ensure that the community’s interest is served—it is the community’s ‘voice’.” This same belief holds true for theACCT Board of Directors - it is the voice of the membership.
Believing that the Network should serve as the link between the Association and member boards, the ACCT Board of Directors approved the Regional, State and Province Chair Network structure in September 2003.
In October 2006, the ACCT Board created an Ad Hoc Regional, State and Province Chair Network Review Committee to explore the status of the Network and make recommendations aimed at increasing the effectiveness of the Network. The Ad Hoc Committee issued its recommendations to the ACCT Board in February 2007.
In June 2007, the ACCT Board formally reviewed those recommendations and came to consensus on a number of operational and policy issues related to the Network. As a result, the group was renamed the ACCT State, Province and Territory Coordinators Network and the state chairs were renamed “Coordinators.”
The following constitutes the ACCT Board-approved Coordinator Network:
The goals of the ACCT Coordinator Network are:
Goal 1: Communications Link between the Regional Chairs and member boards
Goal 2: Member Solicitation and Retention
Goal 3: Regional Input into Association products, services and activities