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ACCT President and CEO J. Noah Brown Honored With Michigan Community College Special Recognition Award

July 22, 2021

Washington — July 21, 2021 — Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) President and CEO J. Noah Brown today was honored with the Michigan Community College Special Recognition Award.

New ACCT Paper Assesses Value of Community College Short-Term Credentials

Recommends Policy Changes to Reflect True Student Needs

July 6, 2021

Washington, D.C.—The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) today announced the publication of a new report that assesses short-term community college credential program outcomes in three states, with support from the E

ACCT Joins National Governors Association in State Equitable Recovery Coalition

Group established to help states advance inclusive economic growth

June 23, 2021

The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) today announced that it has joined The National Governors Association’s (NGA) new State Equitable Recovery Coalition. The Coalition is a partnership of national organizations established to build on existing efforts to drive equitable economic recovery championed by Governors of states and territories.

ACCT Expands Initiative to Strengthen America’s Rural Community Colleges

Next phase of project to establish a nationwide network, offer technical support for federal funding opportunities.

June 14, 2021

Today, the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) announced its commitment to continue and expand the work of its Strengthening Rural Community Colleges research and awareness-building initiative. The study will be funded by a 17-month, $245,681 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

New ACCT Paper Investigates the Digital Divide at Community Colleges

May 13, 2021

Digital Divide: How Technology Access Impacts Community Colleges Across the United States During a Pandemic looks at the current state of the digital divide in the United States and how it is affecting community college students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Statement on Anti-Asian Violence and Xenophobia

March 18, 2021

The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) strongly condemns the acts of bias, hatred and violence against people of Asian descent that are on the rise in the United States. 

New ACCT Paper Assesses Rural College Needs, Showcases Innovative Solutions to Making Do with Limited Resources

Strengthening Rural Community Colleges: Innovations and Opportunities

March 16, 2021

MARCH 16, 2021 WASHINGTON— The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) today released Strengthening Rural Community Colleges: Innovations and Opportunities

2021 National Legislative Summit Day 2 Recap + First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Lawmakers Outline Administration and Congressional Agendas

by Mark Toner

February 10, 2021

First Lady Dr. Jill Biden returned to the Community College National Legislative Summit Tuesday, almost a dozen years to the day after her first appearance following the inauguration of then-vice president Joe Biden.

2021 National Legislative Summit Day 1 Recap + Dr. Jill Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi & More to Speak This Morning

by Mark Toner

February 9, 2021

Resilience and the Road Ahead

The first all-virtual Community College National Legislative Summit celebrated the sector's collective impact in the face of  unprecedented challenges. 

ACCT Statement on President-elect Biden's Nomination of Marty Walsh to serve as U.S. Secretary of Labor

January 8, 2021

Today, President-elect Joe Biden has formally nominated Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to serve as U.S. Secretary of Labor in the Biden-Harris cabinet. 

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