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Statement Regarding Unprecedented Hurricane Season

September 19, 2017

A number of community colleges thus far have sustained substantial damages in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Our nation’s community colleges have weathered these storms with admirable resilience, serving as resources for their communities even after enduring great hardships. With a historic third category-five hurricane moving through the Caribbean, ACCT is concerned for those in Maria's path.

ACCT Statement on the Termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program

September 5, 2017

Today, the Trump Administration announced the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, providing a six-month window to begin winding down the program for the nearly 800,000 affected recipients.

ACCT Urges Trump Administration to Maintain DACA

August 29, 2017

According to recent reports, officials from the Trump Administration have indicated that President Donald J. Trump presently is weighing options relating to the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

2017 Regional ACCT Awards Announced

Outstanding Community College Leaders Receive Regional Awards

July 31, 2017

WASHINGTON - 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 boar

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.

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