2022 ACCT Regional Awards Recipients Announced

August 15, 2022

Regional Awardees to Compete for National-Level Recognition at ACCT Leadership Congress in October

 

Washington, D.C.—The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) is pleased to announce the recipients of its annual Regional Awards for community college trustees, equity programs, chief executive officers, faculty members, and professional board staff members. The 2022 ACCT Awards program is sponsored by Edamerica.

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

"Community colleges are unique institutions dedicated to making high-quality higher education accessible for all Americans," said ACCT President and CEO Jee Hang Lee. "This year's regional ACCT awardees represent the most outstanding people and programs from throughout the country, and we are excited to be able to bring attention to them."

The full list of awardees follows.

2022 Regional ACCT Awardees

 

2022 Trustee Leadership Award

CENTRAL REGION

Robert Proctor

Lansing Community College, Mich.

 

NORTHEAST REGION

Allen Williams

Monroe Community College, N.Y.

 

PACIFIC REGION

Deborah Ikeda

State Center Community College, Calif.

&

Ray Sigafoos

Yavapai College, Ariz.

 

SOUTHERN REGION

Andre Lassiter 

Roanoke-Chowan Community College, N.C.

 

WESTERN REGION

Diane Keller 

Central Community College, Neb.

 

2022 Equity Award

 

CENTRAL REGION

Lansing Community College, Mich.

 

NORTHEAST REGION

Community College of Baltimore County, Md.

 

PACIFIC REGION

California Community Colleges of Board of Governors

 

SOUTHERN REGION

Northern Virginia Community College, Va.

 

WESTERN REGION

El Paso Community College, Texas

 

2022 Chief Executive Officer Award

 

CENTRAL REGION

Dr. Dorey Diab

North Central State College, Ohio

 

NORTHEAST REGION

Dr. Christopher Reber

Hudson County Community College, N.J.

 

PACIFIC REGION

Dr. Christine Johnson

Community Colleges of Spokane, Wash.

 

SOUTHERN REGION

Dr. Kyle Wagner

Northeastern Technical College, S.C.

 

WESTERN REGION

Dr. Paul Illich

Southeast Community College, Neb.

 

2022 Faculty Member Award 

 

CENTRAL REGION

Dr. Lisa Bergin

Minneapolis Community & Technical College, Minn.

 

NORTHEAST REGION

Patricia Maloney-Titland

Rockland Community College, N.Y.

 

PACIFIC REGION

Dr. James Chen

South Puget Sound Community College, Wash.

&

Dr. Karen Palmer

Yavapai College, Ariz.

 

SOUTHERN REGION

Benji McCollum

Midlands Technical College, S.C.

 

WESTERN REGION

Brian Anderson

Northeast Community College, Neb.

 

2022 Professional Board Staff Member Award

 

CENTRAL REGION

Heidi Soodsma

Lakeshore Technical College, Wisc.

 

NORTHEAST REGION

Monica Rausa Williams

Ann Arundel Community College, Md.

 

PACIFIC REGION

Mary Lou Hernandez 

Central Arizona College, Ariz.

&

Yvonne Sandoval

Yavapai College, Ariz.

 

SOUTHERN REGION

Michael Zanfardino

Midlands Technical College, S.C.

 

WESTERN REGION

Sharon Wright

Houston Community College, Texas

 

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Regional ACCT Awards were announced from August 1-12 via ACCT's Twitter account. Follow us @CCTrustees to be among the first get the latest news and updates.

 

Individuals and colleges recognized at the regional level will contend for the national-level recognition of the following ACCT Association Awards: 

  • 2022 M. Dale Ensign Trustee Leadership Award; 
  • 2022 Charles Kennedy Equity Award; 
  • 2022 Marie Y. Martin Chief Executive Award; 
  • 2022 William H. Meardy Faculty Member Award; and 
  • 2022 ACCT Professional Board Staff Member Award. 

 

One outstanding award recipient in each category will be announced during the Annual ACCT Awards Gala on Friday, October 28 at Marriott Marquis in New York, New York, in conjunction with the 2022 ACCT Leadership Congress

 

About ACCT

The Association of Community College Trustees (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. For more information, go to www.acct.org. Follow ACCT on Twitter @CCTrustees.