2022 Community College National Legislative Summit

Register Today | In-Person Conference

February 6, 2022 to February 9, 2022

The National Legislative Summit is the premier community college advocacy event in Washington, DC, bringing together more than 1,000 community college leaders. The event shines a spotlight on the importance of our nation’s community colleges for Congress and the Administration.

2022 Governance Leadership Institute: Strengthening the Leadership Team of the Board

Philadelphia, PA

March 23, 2022 to March 25, 2022

The 2022 ACCT Governance Leadership Institute (GLI) will provide educational training and team building for the board chair, vice chair, and CEO of the college.  The objective of the 2022 GLI is to strengthen the leadership team of the board. ACCT is recommending that the board chair, vice chair, and college CEO attend this Institute as a team.

ACCT Applauds New Funding & Guidance to Meet Students’ Basic Needs

January 20, 2022

Today, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced a new $198 million grant opportunity and new guidance on how colleges can use American Recue Plan Grant funds to meet students’ basic needs such as housing and food security; and guidance on how colleges can use existing data to connect students to other federal benefits, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Affordable Connectivity Program at the Federal Communications Commission.

Preparing for the 2022 Community College National Legislative Summit

December 9, 2021

The Association of Community College Trustees and the American Association of Community Colleges are pleased to host a webinar series focused on preparing attendees for the 

ACCT/AACC Joint Statement on Build Back Better Framework

October 28, 2021

Today, President Biden unveiled a revised framework for the Build Back Better Act—budget reconciliation legislation aimed at further developing our country’s potential by investing in its human resources. The framework devotes $40 billion in higher education and workforce programs and includes features that are tremendously important to community colleges and students. On behalf of the American Association of Community Colleges and the Association of Community College Trustees, we enthusiastically endorse this framework.

Rural Housing & USDA

Watch On-Demand

October 28, 2021

Please join us for the second webinar in ACCT's Strengthening Rural Community Colleges Learning Series to discuss USDA rural development loans to support housing on rural community college campuses.

ACCT/AACC Statement on America’s College Promise Provisions in Build Back Better Act

October 20, 2021

On behalf of the nation’s community colleges, we are disappointed to hear reports of the exclusion of the America’s College Promise Act from the Build Back Better Act that is before Congress. Community colleges provide relevant and affordable access to higher education and career training opportunities for nearly 12-million Americans each year. This legislation would mark a historical federal investment in ensuring these opportunities remain affordable and accessible.

2021 ACCT Association Award Winners Announced

2021 ACCT Awards Recognize Outstanding Community College Trustee, Equity Program, CEO, Faculty and Professional Board Staff

October 18, 2021

The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) on Friday, October 15 presented its 2021 ACCT Association Awards, recognizing outstanding community college trustees, equity programs, chief executive officers, faculty members, and professional board staff members from throughout the nation. The 2021 ACCT Awards program is sponsored by Edamerica.

ACCT Leadership Congress Day 3: ACCT President and CEO J. Noah Brown Recognized for Service

by Mark Toner

October 16, 2021

San Diego, October 15 — During the third day of the ACCT Leadership Congress, ACCT President & CEO J.

ACCT Congress Day 2: ACCT Congress Includes Calls for ‘Upskilling’ Workforce, Continued Advocacy

by Mark Toner

October 15, 2021

San Diego, October 15 — During the second day of the ACCT Leadership Congress, keynote speaker Nicholas Pinchuk called strengthening workforce skills “the seminal issue of the time,” telling community college leaders that it “depends on all of you