acct awards

ACCT Awards Nominations

Nominate an Outstanding Leader or Program

March 1, 2022 to June 13, 2022

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.  

2022 National Legislative Summit Keynote Videos

February 10, 2022

Watch general session keynote speeches here. Video of policy focus sessions is not available.


U.S. Labor Secretary Martin J. Walsh Stresses Community College Role in Creating Career Pathways

Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.) Receives National Education Service Award; Bryce McKibben Wins Government Relations Award

February 9, 2022

U.S. Labor Secretary Martin J. Walsh told attendees of the 2022 Community College National Legislative Summit Tuesday that the community college sector will play a critical role in the Biden Administration’s efforts to expand career pathways, including new opportunities for women, minorities, and rural communities.

First Lady Jill Biden, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona Kick Off 2022 Community College National Legislative Summit

Both leaders pledge to continue the fight for community colleges.

February 8, 2022

First Lady Jill Biden kicked off the 2022 Community College National Legislative Summit Monday morning by emphatically stating that the Biden Administration will continue its ambitious efforts to support community colleges despite legislative setbacks.

Watch First Lady Jill Biden's NLS Remarks

February 7, 2022 9am Eastern

February 6, 2022

First Lady of the United States, Dr. Jill Biden, spoke live from the Community College National Legislative Summit, on Monday, February 7 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern.

ACCT Applauds New Funding & Guidance to Meet Students’ Basic Needs

January 20, 2022

Today, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced a new $198 million grant opportunity and new guidance on how colleges can use American Recue Plan Grant funds to meet students’ basic needs such as housing and food security; and guidance on how colleges can use existing data to connect students to other federal benefits, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Affordable Connectivity Program at the Federal Communications Commission.

Podcast: New Episodes of 'In the Know'

January 11, 2022

In the Know With ACCT is back! 

Whether you’re a community college trustee, a president, a policymaker or someone with a passion for the community college movement, ACCT’s podcast is designed to get you in the know. Listen to provocative, informal conversations with visionaries and sector leaders in a portable format that’s more radio show than classroom.

Preparing for the 2022 Community College National Legislative Summit

December 9, 2021

The Association of Community College Trustees and the American Association of Community Colleges are pleased to host a webinar series focused on preparing attendees for the 2022 Community College National Legislative Summit (NLS).

ACCT/AACC Joint Statement on Build Back Better Framework

October 28, 2021

Today, President Biden unveiled a revised framework for the Build Back Better Act—budget reconciliation legislation aimed at further developing our country’s potential by investing in its human resources.