2022 ACCT Leadership Congress event brings together 1,900 community college leaders, begins with symposium on men of color & regional accreditation panel.

by Mark Toner

October 27, 2022

The 2022 ACCT Leadership Congress kicked off Wednesday evening with a panel of higher education accreditors urging community college leaders to cut through a “cacophony of noise” to ensure “that community colleges are on the path to help America g

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