TQ: Winter 2009-2010


  • 2009-2010 ACCT Chair Thomas M. Bennett—Thomas M. Bennett, a trustee at Parkland College in Illinois, knows firsthand the challenges community college students face. That’s why the new ACCT Chair believes
    so strongly in helping them find their way. By Mark Toner
  • From the Hill: In the Words of Congressman Dale E. Kildee—The Michigan Congressman discusses the sea change in education policy, his Fast Track to College Act, and why community colleges should play a role in ESEA reauthorization. By Dale E. Kildee; Q&A by Jee Hang Lee and David Michael Conner
  • Balancing Access with Success: A New Paradigm for Community Colleges—Education policy is shifting in America. Today, a new paradigm is emerging for the nation’s community and technical colleges, and for all of education. By J. Noah Brown
  • The Voluntary Framework for Accountability—ACCT is helping lead a new accounta bility effort to
    allow community colleges to benchmark their successes. On these pages, educat ion and foundat ion leaders
    explain the VFA’s potential impact. By George R. Boggs, J. Noah Brown, Hilary Pennington, Jamie Merisotis, and Ronald A. Williams
  • Paradigm Shift: 40th Annual ACCT Leadership Congress—As the federal government pledges never-before-seen levels of support to produce more degree and certificate holders, speakers at the 2009 ACCT Leadership Congress stressed the need to balance “access with success.” By Mark Toner
  • In Recognition of Long-Serving Trustees—ACCT is pleased to recognize these outstanding trustees, all of whom have served their colleges for 20 or more years. By ACCT Staff (*Important note: This list is ongoing and is a work in progress; if you are or if you know of a currently serving trustee who has served 20 years or longer on a community or technical college board of directors, we encourage you to e-mail acctinfo@acct.org with the full name and contact information, first year of community college board service, and the name of the college(s) which he or she serves.)





  • NEWS—2009 ACCT National-Level Association Awards and Regional Awards; ACCT Co-Founder William H. Meardy Makes Rare Appearance; 2010 ACCT Awards Call for Nominations; ACCT President Featured in PARADE Magazine; Gates and Lumina Fund Voluntary Framework for Accountability/ACCT Helps Lead Effort; New ACCT Lifetime Members; New Publications for Trustees and Presidents; California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Emphasizes Value of Workforce Education, Speaks at ACCT Congress; 2010 ACCT Congress in Toronto By Mark Toner with ACCT Staff
  • Around the Regions—"Around the Regions" provides an opportunity to share what’s happening in the states and around the regions. This section focuses on state legislative and budgetary issues, economic development, and finance. By Mark Toner with ACCT Staff
  • New Community College Trustee Presidents—The Board Leadership Services staff and consultants of the Association of Community College Trustees are pleased to have assisted in the search for the following community college chief executive officers. By Narcisa A. Polonio, Julie Golder Alion, Lewis Jones, Carole Kraemer, and Justin Sanders