2020 ACCT Association Awards Announced

Outstanding Community College Leaders Receive National-Level Recognition

October 8, 2020

2020 ACCT Awards Recognize Outstanding Community College Trustee, Equity Program, CEO, Faculty and Professional Board Staff

WASHINGTON--The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) on Thursday, October 8 presented its 2020 ACCT Association Awards, recognizing outstanding community college trustees, equity programs, chief executive officers, faculty members, and professional board staff members from throughout the nation. The 2020 ACCT Awards program is sponsored by Edamerica

ACCT's Awards recognize the tremendous contributions made by community colleges and their leaders to meet the needs of their communities.  

"Community colleges are uniquely committed to open-access, high-quality higher education for all Americans, as well as a vital pipeline to the jobs that support communities and keep our country going strong," said 2019-2020 ACCT Chair and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Trustee Dawn Erlandson. "This year's regional awardees represent the most outstanding people and programs across this great nation."

"Identifying and recognizing outstanding community college leaders is a highlight of our year," said ACCT President and CEO J. Noah Brown. "The 2020 awardees are among the most dedicated we've seen, reflecting our colleges' tireless commitment to helping students succeed. Congratulations to all of this year's awards recipients."

The full list of awardees follows. Pictured below, awards were announced live online during the 2020 ACCT Leadership Congress.

2020 Association Awardees

M. DALE ENSIGN TRUSTEE LEADERSHIP AWARD
Lydia Santibañez
Temple College, Texas
 

CHARLES KENNEDY EQUITY AWARD
Illinois Central College, Illinois (Award presented to institution)
 

MARIE Y. MARTIN CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AWARD
Margaret M. McMenamin
Union County College, New Jersey
 

WILLIAM H. MEARDY FACULTY MEMBER AWARD
Latoya Reid
Tacoma Community College, Washington

 
ASSOCIATION PROFESSIONAL BOARD STAFF MEMBER AWARD

April Sandoval
Coconino Community College, Arizona

Each of the ACCT Association Awards nominees was one of five Regional ACCT Awards recipients. Regional awards were announced, one region per day, this summer via ACCT's Twitter account, and Association Awards recipients were announced live via Twitter. Be among the first to know: Follow us @CCTrustees

Awards were presented online during the 2020 ACCT Leadership Congress.

For more information about ACCT Awards, contact awards@acct.org.