Press Release

Statement on The Attack on the U.S. Capitol

January 8, 2021

We at ACCT are shaken by the unlawful and tragic events that occurred this week on Capitol Hill. The violent invasion of the Capitol does not represent the values or the spirit of the American people, or of our democracy.

ACCT Statement on President-elect Biden's Nomination of Dr. Miguel Cardona to serve as U.S. Secretary of Education

December 23, 2020

This morning, President-elect Joe Biden will formally nominate Connecticut Commissioner of Education Miguel Cardona, Ed.D. to serve as U.S. Secretary of Education in the Biden-Harris cabinet. 

ACCT Statement Supporting the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021

December 22, 2020

Yesterday, Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, which contains $900 billion in COVID-19 relief funding and $1.4 trillion in FY2021 funding.

New Paper Profiles Association Between Student Loan Default, Poorer Academic Outcomes

ACCT paper recommends reforms to the student debt system to alleviate hardships that inhibit student success

December 17, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC—The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT), in collaboration with Valencia College and with support from the Seldin/Haring Smith Foundation, today released

Veteran Trustee David Mathis on the Evolution of the Community College Trusteeship

In the Know With ACCT

December 16, 2020


Season 4 kicks off with reflections and glimpses of the future from ACCT Chair David Mathis.

New Report Details Community Colleges’ Reskilling Efforts During the COVID-19 Pandemic

November 23, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC—November 23, 2020—The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT), with support from Guardian Life, today released the third report in a four-part series detailing critical issues and strategies related to community colleges’ roles in workforce development. 

APHSA, ACCT, and NCAP Awarded SNAP E&T National Partnership Grant

The American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) Receives $2M in funding for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Education & Training (E&T) Support

October 21, 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has selected the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) in partnership with the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) and National Community Action Partnership (NCAP) for a FY 2020 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Employment & Training (E&T) National Partnership Grant. Selected through a competitive process, this three-year grant totals $2.1 million and kicked off on September 30, 2020.

New ACCT & TICAS Brief Highlights Community College Strategies for Improving CDRs to Protect Students

October 13, 2020

The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) and The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS) today released What Works: College Strategies for Reducing Student Loan Default, a brief highlighting approaches to default prevention that community colleges use to support students and improve their cohort default rates (CDRs).

2020 ACCT Association Awards Announced

Outstanding Community College Leaders Receive National-Level Recognition

October 8, 2020

2020 ACCT Awards Recognize Outstanding Community College Trustee, Equity Program, CEO, Faculty and Professional Board Staff

Announcement of Newly Elected, Re-elected and Appointed Board Members and Officers

New ACCT Leadership Elected and Appointed Prior to 2020 ACCT Leadership Congress

October 2, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. –The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) is pleased to announce the elections and appointments of new ACCT Board of Directors and ACCT Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee members and officers. All members were sworn into office on October 2 prior to the 2020 ACCT Leadership Congress.