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ACCT Awards Nominations

Submit your nomination

March 1, 2020 to June 15, 2020

ACCT’s awards program is designed to recognize and honor outstanding community college trustees, equity programs, presidents, faculty members, and professional board staff members at regional and national levels.  

Call for Presentations

Submit your proposal for the 2020 ACCT Leadership Congress.

February 12, 2020 to July 1, 2020

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

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.

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.

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.

50th Annual ACCT Leadership Congress: The Past is Prologue

Golden anniversary conference looks toward the future.

October 18, 2019

ACCT kicked off the 2019 Community College Leadership Congress in San Francisco Wednesday with a look back at the tumultuous half-century since the organization’s founding in 1969—and a look to the future.

New Report Details Opportunities for Community Colleges to Support Working Students

September 30, 2019

Most community college students work while enrolled. Supporting these students’ success is key to community colleges’ workforce development strategies.

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