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Washington, D.C. - New officers and members of the ACCT Board of Directors were elected during the 2017 ACCT Leadership Congress in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Tuesday, September 26 and Wednesday, September 27.

As the event drew to a close on Thursday, incoming ACCT Chair Emily Yim said the association will focus throughout the coming year on partnerships that advance equity, completion, and workforce issues, as well as continue to foster partnerships with K-12 systems, industry, state and local governments, and community organizations.

“We cannot meet...complex needs by ourselves, which is why there is such promise and power in partnerships,” said Yim, a trustee at Edmonds Community College in Washington. “We are stronger together.”

From September 25 – 28, the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) convened its 48th Annual ACCT Leadership Congress in Las Vegas, Nevada. The association’s board, staff and members join the rest of the country in mourning the devastation visited upon the City of Las Vegas last night.

The 48th Congress was hosted graciously by the College of Southern Nevada and the Nevada System of Higher Education. We are in touch with the system to ascertain the safety of its staff and students. I am able to report that the ACCT staff and association officials are all accounted for.

Events such as the one that took place last night cannot be anticipated. Our thoughts and our deepest sympathies are with the victims’ families and the entire community of Las Vegas.

J. Noah Brown

ACCT President & CEO


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WASHINGTON—The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) is pleased to announce the recipients of its annual Association Awards for community college trustees, equity programs, chief executive officers, faculty members, and professional board staff members.  

A number of community colleges thus far have sustained substantial damages in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Our nation’s community colleges have weathered these storms with admirable resilience, serving as resources for their communities even after enduring great hardships. With a historic third category-five hurricane moving through the Caribbean, ACCT is concerned for those in Maria's path.

According to reports, Maria is inflicting heavy damage in the Caribbean as it continues to move toward the northwest. However, we want to answer inquiries from members about how to help students affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Florida and Texas colleges have created funds with the specific aim of helping students who have been devastated by these recent storms. 


Whether you're a trustee, president, professional board staff, administrator, or friend, chances are your community colleges' colors will forever hold a special place in your heart. 

Today, the Trump Administration announced the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, providing a six-month window to begin winding down the program for the nearly 800,000 affected recipients. The program was instituted by the Obama Administration in 2012.

Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) President and CEO J. Noah Brown offered the following statement in response.

According to recent reports, officials from the Trump Administration have indicated that President Donald J. Trump presently is weighing options relating to the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA). This includes the possibility of phasing out or terminating the program. DACA is critically important to thousands of community college students. As the Administration moves toward making a decision regarding the status of the more than 750,000 young people registered under DACA, the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) would like to once again affirm strong support for DACA and our DACA students.

The ACCT Board of Directors, staff and our membership nationwide are distraught about the catastrophic flooding in Texas in the continued fury of Hurricane Harvey. Our colleges, students, and all residents of the region are in our thoughts this weekend. The association encourages anyone with means, no matter how small, to bear in mind those less fortunate ​and to help in any way you can. 




2017 ACCT Regional Awards Recipients Announced;

Regional Awardees Compete for National-level Recognition

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at the

Annual ACCT Leadership Congress in Las Vegas


WASHINGTON - The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) is pleased to announce the recipients of its annual Regional Awards for community college trustees, equity programs, chief executive officers, faculty members, and professional board staff members. The 2017 ACCT Awards are sponsored by EdFinancial Services.