Robin Matross Helms
Vice President, Membership & Educational Services

Robin Matross Helms is vice president for membership and educational services at the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT).  In this role, Robin leads and guides the association’s member benefits and engagement initiatives, as well as trustee education programs, board services, publications and events.  

Prior to joining ACCT, Robin led programs and global initiatives at the American Council on Education, where her portfolio focused on institutional transformation, student success, higher education leadership development, global engagement, and equity and inclusion.   

Previously, Robin has worked in international education and academic affairs at the University of Minnesota, the Institute of International Education, EF Education, and CET Academic Programs. She has also served as a consultant to a number of organizations in the international and higher education fields, including the World Bank, the Institute for Higher Education Policy, and Harvard University’s Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education, and is a member of the National Academy for International Education. 

Robin holds a bachelor’s degree in East Asian Studies from Princeton University, and an MBA and PhD in higher education administration from Boston College.     

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