Enhancing the Federal Pell Grant Program to Maximize Student Success

Three-Part Webinar Series on Pell Advocacy Priorities for the 117th Congress

October 20, 2020

The Association of Community College Trustees is pleased to announce a three-part webinar series focused on strengthening the federal Pell Grant program to boost student access and success. Each session in the series will feature a panel of experts, students, and college leaders covering key topics, including the Pell maximum award, Pell for short-term programs and Second Chance Pell. This webinar series will provide attendees essential information on community colleges’ top advocacy priorities for the Pell Grant program in preparation for the upcoming Community College National Legislative Summit.

New ACCT & TICAS Brief Highlights Community College Strategies for Improving CDRs to Protect Students

October 13, 2020

The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) and The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS) today released What Works: College Strategies for Reducing Student Loan Default, a brief highlighting approaches to default prevention that community colleges use to support students and improve their cohort default rates (CDRs).

ACCT Chair David Mathis Calls on Trustees to Fulfill a ‘Living Promise’ to Equity and Universal Access

October 9, 2020

During Thursday’s closing general session of the 2020 ACCT Congress, New ACCT Board of Directors Chair David Mathis charged community college leaders to make their institutions’ commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion a “living promise” to “fulfill the vision of universal access.”

2020 ACCT Association Awards Announced

Outstanding Community College Leaders Receive National-Level Recognition

October 8, 2020

2020 ACCT Awards Recognize Outstanding Community College Trustee, Equity Program, CEO, Faculty and Professional Board Staff

Day Three: ACCT Leadership Congress Explores COVID-Fueled ‘Paradox,’ Other Challenges

Despite Challenges, Students Have High Confidence in Value of Community Colleges

October 8, 2020

As the 2020 ACCT Leadership Congress continued virtually for its third day on Wednesday, a keynote speaker challenged community college leaders to consider the “paradox” of Americans needing education and training more than ever in the wake of the pandemic even as higher education enrollments continue to fall.

Day Two: ACCT Leadership Congress Focuses on What’s Next

edX CEO predicts blended online, in-person learning models are the future of community colleges.

October 7, 2020

The founder and CEO of one of the world’s largest online learning platforms urged community college leaders to consider the long-ranging benefits of this year’s rapid pivot to online learning during the second day of the 2020 ACCT Leadership Congr

ACCT Leadership Congress Kicks Off as Virtual Event

Over 1,000 Community College Leaders Share Success Stories and Lessons Learned in a Historic Year

October 6, 2020

The 2020 ACCT Leadership Congress kicked off its first-ever virtual experience Monday morning—as a response to the ongoing pandemic, but also as an opportunity to help community college leaders meet these challenges in new ways.

2020 Virtual ACCT Leadership Congress

60+ hours of educational programming

October 5, 2020 to October 8, 2020

Join trustees, presidents, chancellors, government officials, foundation representatives, and experts as we exchange critical information and ideas on successful new models, innovations, programs, and actively network with community college leaders from across the country.

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Announcement of Newly Elected, Re-elected and Appointed Board Members and Officers

New ACCT Leadership Elected and Appointed Prior to 2020 ACCT Leadership Congress

October 2, 2020

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 2 prior to the 2020 ACCT Leadership Congress.

ACCT Announces Search for New Chief Executive Officer

September 23, 2020

The ACCT Board of Directors is pleased to announce the commencement of the search for a new CEO to succeed J. Noah Brown after his announced retirement, which takes effect in October, 2021. Noah has served as ACCT’s longest-serving CEO.