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2020 Virtual ACCT Leadership Congress

60+ hours of educational programming

October 5, 2020 to October 8, 2020

Join trustees, presidents, chancellors, government officials, foundation representatives, and experts as we exchange critical information and ideas on successful new models, innovations, programs, and actively network with community college leaders from across the country.

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2020 New Trustees Governance Leadership Institute Online

The Fundamentals of Trusteeship

August 10, 2020 to October 10, 2020

Now, you can attend this dynamic trustee training institute from the comfort of your own home. All units will focus on different aspects of the fundamentals of effective trusteeship as we move our colleges forward bravely into the new world.

ACCT Announces Search for New Chief Executive Officer

September 23, 2020

The ACCT Board of Directors is pleased to announce the commencement of the search for a new CEO to succeed J. Noah Brown after his announced retirement, which takes effect in October, 2021. Noah has served as ACCT’s longest-serving CEO. 

Community College Workforce Education Study Invitation for ACCT Members

ACCT Partners with Opportunity America to Study Non-Degree Credentials at Community Colleges

September 22, 2020

ACCT is excited to support a new study of community college workforce education. The results of this study will help us (and you!) advocate for greater support for this underappreciated aspect of community colleges' role in higher education.

New ACCT Governance Guide Facilitates Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Community Colleges

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: A Checklist and Implementation Guide for Community College Boards is designed to make equity actionable.

September 1, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC—The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT), today released Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: A Checklist and Implementation Guide for Community College Boards, with the endorsement of the associations’ Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. The release of the guide follows a commitment made by the association to empower community college leaders to make meaningful changes at their institutions in the interests of promoting diversity, equity and inclusion.

ACCT Virtual Elections

August 27, 2020

As specified by the ACCT Bylaws, each region shall, at a Regional Caucus held during the annual Community College Leadership Congress, prior to the Senate Meeting, elect a Regional Director(s), Diversity Committee member(s) and Regional Nominating Committee members. During annual ACCT Congress, September 30 - October 1, the following positions are to be elected virtually: 

Our Commitment To Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

August 12, 2020

ACCT and AACC have a longstanding commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity.  Recent events have prompted us to take another look at our joint statement and amend it to reflect the current state of affairs.

2020 Regional ACCT Awardees Announced!

Outstanding community college leaders receive regional awards.

August 10, 2020

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 2020 ACCT Awards program is sponsored by Edamerica.

Latest Action in Washington Live

Watch On Demand

July 30, 2020

ACCT's public policy staff has been working tirelessly throughout the spring to advocate on behalf of community colleges in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and as the 116th Congress draws to a close.

Improving Online Education

Watch On-Demand

July 29, 2020

Even as some campuses move toward physical re-opening, institutions need to consider the longer-term potential and implications of virtual learning. As more institutions go online, how will institutions and systems ensure high-quality online learning opportunities?

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