Special Announcement Regarding ACCT President and CEO J. Noah Brown

August 7, 2019

Washington, D.C. — Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Board Chair Connie Hornbeck today announced ACCT’s agreement with President and CEO J. Noah Brown to ensure two more years of Brown’s exceptional leadership of the organization, effective November 1, 2019 through October 31, 2021.

ACCT Chair Hornbeck stated, “I am delighted to announce that the ACCT Board of Directors and J. Noah Brown reached agreement on a new employment contract at this past weekend’s board of directors retreat in Council Bluffs, Iowa, extending continuity of Noah’s outstanding leadership through October 31, 2021. This agreement provides ACCT with two additional years of stability under Noah’s continuing and successful partnership with the ACCT Board. It also provides the ACCT Board plenty of time to carefully and deliberately plan for Noah’s successor.”

ACCT President Brown noted, “I look forward to the next two years’ partnership with the ACCT Board to elevate community college trustees and our nation’s community colleges. I am grateful for the Board’s continuing vote of confidence, and for the honor of retiring as the longest-serving ACCT CEO.”

All timelines for planning a search for an ultimate successor for the CEO will be determined by the ACCT Board. It is likely that an actual search for a successor will begin in late 2020 or early 2021, allowing ample time for a transition.

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., ACCT is the professional association of the nation’s community college governing boards. ACCT provides public policy, education and board services to its members, in addition to serving as the spokes-organization in Washington, D.C. for all community college governing boards. 

For further information, contact Ira M. Shepard, ACCT General Counsel, at (202) 342-3419.