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ACCT's 2020 Vision: Two Strategic Goals for Community College Boards

July 13, 2017

In 2016, the ACCT Board of Directors adopted a new vision and a set of new strategic priorities designed to further deepen our impact and to leverage the great momentum of community colleges around student success and completion.

ACCT Statement on Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals Program

June 16, 2017

The Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is of critical importance to thousands of community college students. We welcome that on the fifth anniversary of the creation of DACA that the Department of Homeland Security has issued information indicating that DACA will remain in place for current recipients.

ACCT Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order 'Expanding Apprenticeships in America'

June 15, 2017

Today, President Trump signed an executive order entitled 'Expanding Apprenticeships in America.' ACCT remains committed to ensuring that community colleges continue their role as economic drivers meeting the demands of today’s workforce through skills attainment. ACCT welcomes the focus and attention the Administration has given to workforce training over the past week, and we look forward to working with the Administration as policies and proposals are further developed.  

One in Three Community College Students Experiences Hunger, Half Lack Secure Housing, 14% Homeless

New Survey of over 33,000 students in 24 states reveals significant life challenges that impede academic persistence and completion.

March 15, 2017

The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT), in collaboration with the Wisconsin HOPE Lab, today announced the release of Hungry and Homeless in Co

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The 2017 Community College National Legislative Summit Begins With Calls for Continued Advocacy

February 16, 2017

The 2017 Community College National Legislative Summit kicked off with calls for continued advocacy as a new administration arrives in Washington.

“This is a time for optimism, a time to think about what is possible, and a time to do the work we’re capable of doing,” ACCT President & CEO J. Noah Brown told attendees during Tuesday’s keynote luncheon. 

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Video: Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Speaks at 2017 Community College National Legislative Summit

February 16, 2017

This morning, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos addressed community and technical college leaders from throughout the United States at the 2017 Community College National Legislative Summit hosted by the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) in collaboration with the American Association of Community Colleges.

New Report Finds Success Increases with More Financial Aid for Lowest-Income California Community College Students

February 15, 2017

The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) in partnership with The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS) and in collaboration with the California Community Colleges Chancellors Office (CCCCO) today issued a new report that t

Letter to Secretary of Homeland Security

January 31, 2017

On January 31, ACE and 46 other higher education associations sent a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly on maintaining the United States as the destination of choice for the world’s best students, faculty and scholars.

This letter was sent in light of President Donald J. Trump’s executive order, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.”  The letter affirms the importance of international students and the need to ensure the United States remains the destination of choice for the world’s best and brightest students, faculty and scholars.

Letter to President Trump Regarding Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals

January 30, 2017

Dear President-Elect Trump:

On behalf of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT), which represent the presidents and trustees of the nation’s 1,108 community colleges, we urge you to maintain the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The program is of vital importance to thousands of our institutions’ students.

Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo Announces Statewide Community College Promise

January 16, 2017

The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) is excited to share that Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced a statewide program to make two years of community college education available tuition free for all Community College of Rhode Island students.

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