ACCT Regional Awards

The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT), in its regional awards program, annually recognizes one trustee, equity program, chief executive officer, faculty member, and professional board staff member in each of its five regions for their tremendous contributions to community colleges. Up to 25 ACCT Regional Awards are announced each year immediately prior to the Annual ACCT Leadership Congress. Regional Awardees are presented with their awards during the ACCT Leadership Congress, and then one awardee from each of the five categories is recognized with ACCT's Annual Association Awards during the Annual ACCT Awards Gala.

One Recipient from Each of Five Regions

  • Trustee (Trustee Leadership Award)

  • Board/CEO Team (Equity Award)

  • Chief Executive Officer (Chief Executive Officer Award)

  • Faculty Member (Faculty Member Award)

  • Professional Board Staff Member (Professional Board Staff Member Award)

Current ACCT Regional Awardees

ACCT congratulates the 2021 ACCT Regional Award recipients for their outstanding work. 

Those recognized at the regional level will contend for the national-level recognition of the following ACCT Association Awards: 2021 M. Dale Ensign Trustee Leadership Award; 2021 Charles Kennedy Equity Award; 2021 Marie Y. Martin Chief Executive Award; 2021 William H. Meardy Faculty Member Award; and 2021 ACCT Professional Board Staff Member Award. 

One outstanding award recipient in each category will be announced in San Diego during the Annual ACCT Association Awards presentation on Friday, October 15 in conjunction with the 52nd Annual ACCT Leadership Congress.

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Trustee Leadership Award Recipients

CENTRAL REGION: Thomas Milligan, Edison State Community College, Ohio

NORTHEAST REGION: Victor M. Richel, Union County College, N.J.

PACIFIC REGION: Demion Clinco, Pima County Community College District, Ariz.

SOUTHERN REGION: George Little, Sandhills Community College, N.C.

WESTERN REGION: Gigi Edwards Bryant, Austin Community College District, Texas 

Equity Award Recipients

CENTRAL REGION: Madison Area Technical College, Wis.

NORTHEAST REGION: Hudson County Community College, N.J.

PACIFIC REGION: Mt. Hood Community College, Ore.

SOUTHERN REGION: Atlanta Technical College, Ga.

WESTERN REGION: Austin Community College District, Texas

Chief Executive Officer Award Recipients

CENTRAL REGION: David H. Devier, Glen Oaks Community College, Mich.

NORTHEAST REGION: Murray K. Hoy, Wor-Wic Community College, Md.

PACIFIC REGION: Lisa B. Rhine, Yavapai College, Ariz.

SOUTHERN REGION: Monty E. Sullivan, Louisiana Community & Technical College System, La.

WESTERN REGION: Juan E. Mejia, Tyler Junior College, Texas

Faculty Member Award Recipients

CENTRAL REGION: Kenneth Walz, Madison Area Technical College, Wis. 

NORTHEAST REGION: Debonair Oates-Primus, Community College of Philadelphia, Pa.

PACIFIC REGION: Mays Imad, Pima County Community College District, Ariz.

SOUTHERN REGION: Eric Goff, Midlands Technical College, S.C.

Professional Board Staff Member Award Recipients

CENTRAL REGION: Rebecca McNulty, Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College, Ky.

NORTHEAST REGION: Cynthia Gruskos, Brookdale Community College, N.J.

PACIFIC REGION: Margaret Lamb, San Diego Community College District, Calif.

SOUTHERN REGION: Sara Landreneau Kleinpeter, Louisiana Community & Technical College System, La.


To see the past Regional Awards Recipients, click here for a complete listing.