About ACCT

ACCT is a non-profit educational organization of governing boards, representing more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees who govern over 1,200 community, technical, and junior colleges in the United States and beyond. Located in Washington, D.C., ACCT is a major voice of community college trustees to the presidential administration, U.S. Congress, the Departments of Education and Labor and more



Join more than 520 governing boards and over 6,500 trustees who govern public and private community, technical and junior colleges across the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom.


Next Event

2018 Governance Leadership Institute

The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio

March 21, 2018 to March 23, 2018

The ACCT Governance Leadership Institute (GLI) is an intensive, interactive two-and-a-half-day educational opportunity that orients trustees and their presidents to foundational and advanced issues relating to governing community colleges. 


ACCT is your source for effective governance. Visit ACCT’s newest websites to get the most out of your association.

Trustee Education

Trustee Education

Community college governing boards have an inherent and ongoing responsibility to their institutions, communities and students to actively build their competencies and to practice effective governance.


Governance Institute for Student Success

The Governance Institute for Student Success (GISS)

The Governance Institute for Student Success (GISS) is a national initiative that provides action-oriented training for community and technical college trustees and presidents to assist them in data-informed governance to promote student success, equity and completion. 


Executive Searches

ACCT Searches

Selecting a president or chancellor is one of the most momentous decisions made by a board of trustees. The decision has far-reaching implications for the board, the college, and the community. ACCT is committed to providing membership services that meet the highest professional standards, are reliable, and the highest quality available.




ACCT Now is the go-to resource for issues affecting community colleges. In addition to reporting and research, you’ll have access to of-the-moment legislative updates. We’ve also included articles, reports, and research from outside sources that benefit the ACCT community.