Announcement of Newly Elected, Re-elected and Appointed Board Members and Officers
New ACCT Leadership Elected and Appointed Prior to 2020 ACCT Leadership Congress
WASHINGTON, D.C. –The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) is pleased to announce the elections and appointments of new ACCT Board of Directors and ACCT Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee members and officers. All members were sworn into office on October 2 prior to the 2020 ACCT Leadership Congress.
Newly elected ACCT Board of Directors Executive Committee members include Chair David Mathis, a trustee from Mohawk Valley Community College in New York; Chair-Elect James Cooksey, a trustee at Moberly Area Community College in Missouri; Vice Chair Rose Benavidez, a trustee at South Texas College; Secretary-Treasurer Jay Nardini, a trustee from Hawkeye Community College in Iowa; and Immediate Past Chair Dawn Erlandson, a trustee from Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.
In addition to electing Executive Committee members, the ACCT Board of Directors elected five Regional Chairs to serve through the coming year. Regional Chairs are charged with serving as conduits to information among the states within their respective regions. They are:
Central Regional Chair
Harper College, Ill.
Northeast Regional Chair
Marsha Suggs Smith
Montgomery College, Md.
Pacific Regional Chair
Foothill-De Anza Community College District, Calif.
Southern Regional Chair
South Florida State College, FL
Western Regional Chair
San Jacinto College, TX
Through regional caucuses held on September 30 and October 1 and the membership-wide ACCT senate meeting convened on October 1, the membership also elected nine individuals to serve or to continue serving on the ACCT Board of Directors. Newly elected, re-elected and appointed board members include:
Central Regional Director
Moberly Area Community College, Mo.
Northeast Regional Director
Bergen Community College, N.J.
Pacific Regional Director
State Center Community College District, Calif.
Southern Regional Director
Louisiana Community and Technical College System, La.
Western Regional Director
South Texas College, Texas
College of Lake County, Ill.
Lakeshore Technical College, Wisc.
Foothill De-Anza Community College District, Calif.
Appointed Director - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Chair
Trident Technical College, S.C.
In addition to board elections, the Board of Directors newly elected and re-elected Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee members include:
Mohawk Valley Community College, N.Y.
Gateway Technical College, Wisc.
Hudson County Community College, N.J.
Bellevue College, Wash.
Hillsborough Community College, Fla.
Carolyn Thomas Morris
Navajo Technical College, N.M.
For more information about ACCT Board and Committee members, visit https://www.acct.org/page/governance