ACCT Applauds New Funding & Guidance to Meet Students’ Basic Needs

January 20, 2022

Today, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced a new $198 million grant opportunity and new guidance on how colleges can use American Recue Plan Grant funds to meet students’ basic needs such as housing and food security; and guidance on how colleges can use existing data to connect students to other federal benefits, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Affordable Connectivity Program at the Federal Communications Commission.

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.

Preparing for the 2022 Community College National Legislative Summit

December 9, 2021

The Association of Community College Trustees and the American Association of Community Colleges are pleased to host a webinar series focused on preparing attendees for the 2022 Community College National Legislative Summit (NLS).

ACCT/AACC Joint Statement on Build Back Better Framework

October 28, 2021

Today, President Biden unveiled a revised framework for the Build Back Better Act—budget reconciliation legislation aimed at further developing our country’s potential by investing in its human resources.

Rural Housing & USDA

Strengthening Rural Community Colleges

October 28, 2021

Please join us for the second webinar in ACCT's Strengthening Rural Community Colleges Learning Series to discuss USDA rural development loans to support housing on rural community college campuses.

ACCT/AACC Statement on America’s College Promise Provisions in Build Back Better Act

October 20, 2021

On behalf of the nation’s community colleges, we are disappointed to hear reports of the exclusion of the America’s College Promise Act from the Build Back Better Act that is before Congress. Community colleges provide relevant and affordable access to higher education and career training opportunities for nearly 12-million Americans each year. This legislation would mark a historical federal investment in ensuring these opportunities remain affordable and accessible.

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

ACCT Leadership Congress Kicks Off with Call to Advance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

October 14, 2021

SAN DIEGO, October 14 — For the first time in two years, more than 1,000 community college leaders convened in person at the ACCT Leadership Congress in San Diego, with an emphasis on ensuring that institutions move beyond the pandemic by intentionally focusing on the success of all students, including those who have been historically underrepresented—or outright excluded—from higher education.