In Memoriam: Wayne Thomas Newton

February 6, 2020



It is with great sadness that we share the loss of Wayne Thomas Newton, 84, a longtime member of the ACCT family beloved for his singular kindness and passion.

Wayne was a committed community college leader and advocate, having served as a trustee at Iowa’s Kirkwood Community College from 1973 – 2003. He also served on the ACCT Board of Directors from 1980 – 86, and as the ACCT Board President from 1984 – 85. Following his board service, he consulted nationwide on behalf of ACCT, helping to guide the development of strategic plans, to identify college CEOs and other executives, and to help boards to run smoothly as a retreat and workshop facilitator for countless institutions.

ACCT has made a donation to the Kirkwood Foundation (Wayne Newton Endowed Scholarship) in Wayne’s memory.

Our thoughts are with Wayne’s family and all those whose lives he touched.