Trustee Quarterly

Trustee Quarterly magazine is the official publication of the Association of Community College Trustees. The magazine is designed to help our member trustees govern their colleges better. The magazine regularly covers such topics as public policy, governance, advocacy, leadership, CEO hiring and relations, ethics, finance, fundraising, legal issues and technology. 

ACCT welcomes submissions from members, higher education, policy, and thought leaders. 

Please contact David Conner, Managing Editor, if you are interested in submitting an article or news item.  Be sure to review the writers' guidelines to ensure your story pitch is appropriate.  This magazine publishes articles specific to governance, community college advocacy and leadership.  Unrelated story pitches will not be considered for publication.


Spring 2019

Capitol Connections: Community college leaders convene in Washington as momentum grows for change.

Winter 2019

Second Chances: 2018-19 ACCT Chair Connie Hornbeck is a believer in the transformative nature of community colleges.

Fall 2018

It Takes a Community: People of different backgrounds voice perspectives on community college leadership.

Summer 2018

At the Table: Student advocates play a vital role at the 2018 National Legislative Summit — and beyond it

Winter 2018

Shifting the focus: ACCT Chair Emily Yim stands beside the students at Edmonds Community College — and their millions of peers attending community colleges across the nation.

Fall 2017

Pathways to Prosperity: Strategies to maintain momentum as innovative community college models proliferate.

Summer 2017

An Opportunity to Lead: The new administration’s economic aspirations give community colleges a continuing role to play in the policy agenda.

Winter 2017

A Legacy of Service: For ACCT Chair Bakari G. Lee, trusteeship is an extension of his upbringing — and an opportunity to serve those who need it the most.

Fall 2016

Back to Basics - and Beyond: Now more than ever, trustees need to look toward the future while remaining grounded in the fundamentals of good governance.

Summer 2016

Maintaining the Momentum: As the 2016 elections approach, community college leaders converged on Washington to ensure continued progress.

Winter 2016

Sharing the Recipe: ACCT Chair Roberto Zárate has helped scale up student success efforts at the Alamo Colleges. Now he wants to see them take root across the country.