Oscar Valladares Appointed to ACCT Board of Directors

August 31, 2022

ACCT Board Chair James Cooksey appointed Oscar Valladares, a trustee from Rio Hondo Community College in California, to serve a partial term on the

ACCT Statement on President Biden's Student Loan Debt Forgiveness Plan

August 24, 2022

Washington, D.C.—August 24, 2022—Today, President Biden announced his Administration’s three-part plan for student loan debt forgiveness.

Protecting the Mental Health of Rural Community College Students

Protecting the Mental Health of Rural Community College Students: Creative Innovations in Challenging Times

Strengthening Rural Community Colleges

August 17, 2022

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Since the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a steady stream of events (e.g., socio-political unrest, economic stressors, systemic racism, health disparities) that have created enormous pressure on higher education to sustain their mission and to support their students adequately. These pressures have been particularly sharp for community colleges in rural areas. The primary aim of the presentation is to provide an up-to-date overview of the challenges and a summary of feasible student support innovations that can be implemented and sustained in rural community colleges.

2022 ACCT Regional Awards Recipients Announced

August 15, 2022

Regional Awardees to Compete for National-Level Recognition at ACCT Leadership Congress in October


Latest Action in Washington Live

August 2022 Edition

August 11, 2022

Join ACCT's Public Policy and Government Relations Team for a recap of Congressional activity that took place in June and July, where community college priorities stand, and what we can expect to see in the remaining months of the 117th Congress.

ACCT to give away 25 complimentary board services this year.

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July 5, 2022 to August 15, 2022

ACCT members were invited to submit an application for a complimentary one-day board training or retreat by the August 15 deadline. 

ACCT Launches Center for Policy & Practice

New Center Dedicated to Implementing Community College Policy Solutions

June 27, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) today announced the formalization of the new Center for Policy and Practice at ACCT.

2022 Governance Leadership Institute: Hawaii

Hosted by University of Hawai'i - Windward Community College

June 15, 2022 to June 18, 2022

The 2022 ACCT Governance Leadership Institute (GLI) in Hawaii is an educational training opportunity for trustees, presidents, and professional board staff. 

ACCT Statement on President Biden's FY2023 Budget Request

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March 28, 2022

March 28, 2022 - Today, President Biden released his budget request for fiscal year 2023. This budget was released on the tails of the completion of the fiscal year 2022 funding bill, where the Department of Education received a 6% increase.