ACCT Awardees Announced

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.  

ACCT's Association Awards recognize the tremendous contributions made by trustees, equity programs, chief executive officers, faculty members, and professional board staff members.  Those honored at the national level received regional-level recognition in their respective categories earlier in the year. The regional-level awardees were the sole contenders for the national-level ACCT Association Awards, held in conjunction with the 48th Annual ACCT Leadership Congress at The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The ACCT Association Awards were announced during the ACCT Awards Gala on Wednesday, September 27.  Awardees were announced live during the gala on ACCT’s Twitter @CCTrustees. 

“The ACCT Association Awards are among the most prestigious awards any community college, its trustees, presidents, faculty, or staff member can receive,” said ACCT Chair Bakari G. Lee, Esq. “It is ACCT’s privilege to shine the spotlight on these outstanding leaders.” 

“The individuals and colleges recognized by these awards have made extraordinary contributions to their colleges and American higher education overall,” said ACCT President and CEO J. Noah Brown.

The 2017 ACCT Awards are sponsored by EdFinancial Services


2017 ACCT Association Awards


2017 M. Dale Ensign Trustee Leadership Award

Dan Altmayer, Highline College, Wash.



2017 Charles Kennedy Equity Award

Trident Technical College, S.C. 











2017 Marie Y. Martin Chief Executive Award

Lee Lambert, Pima Community College District, Ariz.



2017 William H. Meardy Faculty Member Award

Matthew Lewis, San Jacinto College District, Texas



2017 ACCT Professional Board Staff Member Award

Mellanie Toles, Clark State Community College, Ohio 


 About the Association of Community College Trustees

The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) is a non-profit educational organization of governing boards, representing more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees who govern over 1,200 community, technical, and junior colleges in the United States and beyond.  For more information, go to  Follow ACCT on Twitter @CCTrustees.


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