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 2018 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: 2018 M. Dale Ensign Trustee Leadership Award; 2018 Charles Kennedy Equity Award; 2018 Marie Y. Martin Chief Executive Award; 2018 William H. Meardy Faculty Member Award; and 2018 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 26 at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York in conjunction with the 49th Annual ACCT Leadership Congress.

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Trustee Leadership Award Recipients

CENTRAL REGION: Barbara Oilschlager, College of Lake County, Ill.

NORTHEAST REGION: Theresa Sanders, Suffolk Community College, N.Y.

PACIFIC REGION: Ronald Nishinaka, State Center Community College District, Calif.

SOUTHERN REGION: Karen Moore, Tallahassee Community College, Fla.

WESTERN REGION: Steven Anderson, Northeast Community College, Neb. 

Equity Award Recipients

CENTRAL REGION: Moraine Valley Community College, Ill.

NORTHEAST REGION: Howard Community College, Md.

PACIFIC REGION: Portland Community College, Ore.

WESTERN REGION: Lee College, Texas 

Chief Executive Officer Award Recipients

CENTRAL REGION: Alex Johnson, Cuyahoga Community College, Ohio

NORTHEAST REGION: Charlene M. Dukes, Prince George's Community College, Md.

PACIFIC REGION: Henry Shannon, Chaffey College, Calif.

SOUTHERN REGION:  Stephen C. Scott, Wake Technical Community College, N.C.

WESTERN REGION: Shirley Reed, South Texas College, Texas 

Faculty Member Award Recipients

CENTRAL REGION: Kevin Butt, Iowa Valley Community College District, Iowa

NORTHEAST REGION: Venancio Fuentes, County College of Morris, N.J.

PACIFIC REGION: Alma Meza, Renton Technical College, Wash.

SOUTHERN REGION: Ashley Hagler, Gaston College, N.C.

WESTERN REGION: Maria Alvarez, El Paso Community College, Texas 

Professional Board Staff Member Award Recipients

CENTRAL REGION: Rebecca Garrison, St. Louis Community College, Mo. 

NORTHEAST REGION: Julie Hart, Onondaga Community College, N.Y.

PACIFIC REGION: Jennifer Delucchi, Los Rios Community College District, Calif. 

SOUTHERN REGION: Trish Villines, North Arkansas College, Ark. 

WESTERN REGION: Diane Reikofski, Northeast Community College, Neb.


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