Trustee Education

A Guide to the Election and Appointment of Community College Trustees

November 15, 2018

Community Colleges are invaluable resources in meeting the educational and economic needs of their communities.  Each college reflects the standards of excellence the community sets for itself.  Responsibility for continued excellence is shared by all who appoint or elect trustees to govern on their behalf.

Community College Governance

Effective boards form a cohesive group able to articulate and represent the public interest, establish a climate for learning and monitor the effectiveness of the institution.

Governing Board Roles & Responsibilities

Effective boards form a cohesive group able to articulate and represent the public interest, establish a climate for learning and monitor the effectiveness of the institution. Boards of trustees do not do the work of their institutions; they establish standards for that work through the policies they create and approve.
The Leadership Team of the Governing Board

Knowledge Center

The Knowledge Center provides additional resources on governance, trustee education, advocacy, student success, and more, exclusively for ACCT member colleges. You will need to log in with your username and password to gain access.

board retreat

The Value of Board Retreats

Why hold a board retreat?

Serving on a community college governing board can be a rewarding experience but at times quite challenging as well. The roles and responsibilities of governing boards are complex.

trustee talk

Trustee Talk

Answering your questions about issues affecting boards today

Trustee Talk is an electronic question-and-answer newsletter for guidance on challenging issues in community college governance.