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Call for Presentations

Submit your proposal for the 2020 ACCT Leadership Congress.

February 12, 2020 to April 15, 2020

Share your best ideas and most meaningful experiences with other community college leaders.

2020 Governance Leadership Institute

Tuscon, AZ

April 15, 2020 to April 17, 2020

The Governance Leadership Institute (GLI) is the ultimate community college trustee training and networking opportunity. The GLI is designed to facilitate discussions on important and timely issues in higher education, as well as, focus on best pr

HEA Reauthorization, Ed Department Initiatives Highlights Round Out NLS

February 12, 2020

During the second day of the Community College National Legislative Summit, the two leaders of a key Senate committee expressed optimism that critical components of the Higher Education Act would be reauthorized in the coming months. 

NLS Kicks Off With Focus on Workforce Development

February 11, 2020

As the 2020 Community College National Legislative Summit kicked off Monday, a U.S. Department of Labor official and other speakers stressed the importance of further integrating higher education and workforce development.

2020 Community College National Legislative Summit

Washington, D.C.

February 9, 2020 to February 12, 2020

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.

In Memoriam: Wayne Thomas Newton

February 6, 2020



It is with great sadness that we share the loss of Wayne Thomas Newton, 84, a longtime member of the ACCT family beloved for his singular kindness and passion.

Podcast: The Future of Public Higher Education

A podcast on issues in community colleges

February 4, 2020

This episode of In The Know features Kim Hunter Reed, Commissioner of Higher Education for the State of Louisiana, Joseph Garcia, Chancellor of the Colorado Community College System, and Sandy Caldwell, Executive Director of the Wyoming Community College Commission discussing the intricacies and future of public higher education governance.

Strengthening Rural Community Colleges

The Rural Community College Landscape

November 14, 2019

With the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, ACCT will assess the needs of rural community colleges, focusing specifically on five states: California, Iowa, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Texas.

2019 ACCT Association Awards Announced

Outstanding Community College Leaders Receive National-Level Recognition

October 22, 2019

2019 ACCT Awards Recognize Outstanding Community College Trustee, Equity Program, CEO, Faculty and Professional Board Staff

Announcement of Newly Elected, Re-elected and Appointed Board Members and Officers

October 21, 2019

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 18 and 19 during the 50th Annual ACCT Leadership Congress at the Hilton Union Square in San Francisco, California.

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