ACCT’s Board Leadership Services exists to:

Enhance the ability of community college boards to effectively carry out their roles and responsibilities.

Support community college boards in their efforts to govern and develop policies that focus on meeting community needs.

Build community college boards’ capacity through education and training programs.

Assist community college boards in the recruitment, selection and retention of chief executive officers of the highest caliber.

Executive Search Services

ACCT Leadership Services is poised to provide outstanding executive search support. We bring over 30 years of experience successfully identifying community college leaders. Your utmost satisfaction is paramount to us.

Retreats & Workshops

ACCT’s Retreat & Workshop Services are designed to help boards effectively meet their professional development needs. Retreats strengthen communication and understanding of the unique role of board members, which can lead to a stronger more effective working group. All retreats are customized to meet the needs of your board.

Board Self-Assessments & Presidential Evaluations

ACCT’s evaluation services enable both boards and presidents to identify strengths and future priorities. Evaluations provide an opportunity for the board to take stock of its contributions and strengthen the board/CEO partnership, as well as being part of the board’s fiduciary responsibility.

ACCT Interim Services

ACCT’s goal with the Interim President Service is to enable the college’s smooth transition to a new permanent chief executive officer. ACCT maintains an extensive file of retired presidents and chancellors in order to be able to offer quality leadership to institutions.

Mediation & Conflict Resolution

We intervene when the board/CEO relationship would benefit from expert third-party assistance.

The Board Leadership Services Team

ACCT’s team is comprised of seasoned professionals and nationally recognized experts committed to exemplary governance.

For more information please contact any member of our Board Leadership Services staff:

Narcisa Polonio, Ed.D.Vice President for Education, Research and Board Services
Office: 202.775.4670; Mobile: 202.276.1983; E-mail:

Julie Golder Alion, J.D.Search Services Coordinator

Office: 202.775.4466; E-mail: 

Colleen AllenBoard Program Specialist

Office: 202.775.6490; E-mail:

Christina Sage SimonsEducation Events Specialist

Office: 202.775.4462; E-mail:

Andrew LaineBoard Services Program Associate

Office: 202.775.4470; E-mail: