Press Release

2022 National Legislative Summit Keynote Videos

February 10, 2022

Watch general session keynote speeches here. Video of policy focus sessions is not available.


U.S. Labor Secretary Martin J. Walsh Stresses Community College Role in Creating Career Pathways

Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.) Receives National Education Service Award; Bryce McKibben Wins Government Relations Award

February 9, 2022

U.S. Labor Secretary Martin J. Walsh told attendees of the 2022 Community College National Legislative Summit Tuesday that the community college sector will play a critical role in the Biden Administration’s efforts to expand career pathways, including new opportunities for women, minorities, and rural communities.

First Lady Jill Biden, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona Kick Off 2022 Community College National Legislative Summit

Both leaders pledge to continue the fight for community colleges.

February 8, 2022

First Lady Jill Biden kicked off the 2022 Community College National Legislative Summit Monday morning by emphatically stating that the Biden Administration will continue its ambitious efforts to support community colleges despite legislative setbacks.

Podcast: New Episodes of 'In the Know'

January 11, 2022

In the Know With ACCT is back! 

Whether you’re a community college trustee, a president, a policymaker or someone with a passion for the community college movement, ACCT’s podcast is designed to get you in the know. Listen to provocative, informal conversations with visionaries and sector leaders in a portable format that’s more radio show than classroom.

2021 ACCT Association Award Winners Announced

2021 ACCT Awards Recognize Outstanding Community College Trustee, Equity Program, CEO, Faculty and Professional Board Staff

October 18, 2021

The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) on Friday, October 15 presented its 2021 ACCT Association Awards, recognizing outstanding community college trustees, equity programs, chief executive officers, faculty members, and professional board staff members from throughout the nation. The 2021 ACCT Awards program is sponsored by Edamerica.

ACCT Leadership Congress Day 3: ACCT President and CEO J. Noah Brown Recognized for Service

by Mark Toner

October 16, 2021

San Diego, October 15 — During the third day of the ACCT Leadership Congress, ACCT President & CEO J.

ACCT Congress Day 2: ACCT Congress Includes Calls for ‘Upskilling’ Workforce, Continued Advocacy

by Mark Toner

October 15, 2021

San Diego, October 15 — During the second day of the ACCT Leadership Congress, keynote speaker Nicholas Pinchuk called strengthening workforce skills “the seminal issue of the time,” telling community college leaders that it “depends on all of you

Important New COVID Protocols for the 2021 ACCT Leadership Congress

Proof of Vaccination or Negative COVID Test Now Required by State of California

August 23, 2021

Per the state of California, in order to attend this event, you are REQUIRED to verify proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test administered within 72 hours of the start of the event.If you have proof to be fully vaccinated, and you comple

ACCT and ESG to Launch Noncredit and Credit Alignment Lab

Higher ed organizations receive $1.2 million grant to support new or improved pathways between non-credit and credit programs at community colleges

August 19, 2021

Washington, D.C.

Board of Directors Appoints Jee Hang Lee New ACCT President and CEO

Lee's presidency begins November 1.

August 3, 2021

Washington, D.C. - The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has chosen Jee Hang Lee to serve as the new President and CEO of ACCT after a lengthy search for a successor to its current, long-serving President and CEO J. Noah Brown.