2023 ACCT Awards Recognize Outstanding Community College Trustee, Equity Program, CEO, Faculty and Professional Board Staff
WASHINGTON--The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) on Wednesday, October 11 presented its 2023 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 2023 ACCT Awards program is sponsored by Edamerica.
ACCT's Awards recognize the tremendous contributions made by community colleges and their leaders to meet the needs of their communities.
"Community colleges are uniquely committed to making high-quality higher education accessible to all people," said 2022-23 ACCT Chair and South Texas College Board of Trustees Chair Rose Benavidez," serving as gateways to meaningful careers and even higher education for many. This year's regional awardees represent the most outstanding people and programs across this great nation."
"Identifying and recognizing outstanding community college leaders is a highlight of our year," said ACCT President and CEO Jee Hang Lee. "The 2023 awardees are among the most dedicated we've seen, reflecting our colleges' tireless commitment to helping students succeed. It is a privilege for all of us at ACCT to be able to shine a spotlight on some of the incredible people and programs at community colleges. Congratulations to all of this year's awards recipients."
The full list of awardees follows. Pictured below, awards were announced live online during the 2023 ACCT Leadership Congress.
2023 Association Awardees
M. DALE ENSIGN TRUSTEE LEADERSHIP AWARD
Bakari G. Lee, Esq.
Hudson County Community College, New Jersey
CHARLES KENNEDY EQUITY AWARD
Kern Community College District, Calif. (Award presented to institution)
MARIE Y. MARTIN CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AWARD
Jo Alice Blondin
Clark State College, Ohio
WILLIAM H. MEARDY FACULTY MEMBER AWARD
Northern Virginia Community College
ASSOCIATION PROFESSIONAL BOARD STAFF MEMBER AWARD
El Paso Community College District, Texas
Each of the ACCT Association Awards nominees was one of five Regional ACCT Awards recipients. Regional awards were announced, one region per day, this summer via ACCT's Twitter account, and Association Awards recipients were announced live via Twitter. Be among the first to know: Follow us @CCTrustees.
Awards were presented online during the 2023 ACCT Leadership Congress.
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