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.

Enhancing the Federal Pell Grant Program to Maximize Student Success

Three-Part Webinar Series on Pell Advocacy Priorities for the 117th Congress

October 20, 2020

The Association of Community College Trustees is pleased to announce a three-part webinar series focused on strengthening the federal Pell Grant program to boost student access and success. Each session in the series will feature a panel of experts, students, and college leaders covering key topics, including the Pell maximum award, Pell for short-term programs and Second Chance Pell. This webinar series will provide attendees essential information on community colleges’ top advocacy priorities for the Pell Grant program in preparation for the upcoming Community College National Legislative Summit.

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).

ACCT Chair David Mathis Calls on Trustees to Fulfill a ‘Living Promise’ to Equity and Universal Access

October 9, 2020

During Thursday’s closing general session of the 2020 ACCT Congress, New ACCT Board of Directors Chair David Mathis charged community college leaders to make their institutions’ commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion a “living promise” to “fulfill the vision of universal access.”

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

Day Three: ACCT Leadership Congress Explores COVID-Fueled ‘Paradox,’ Other Challenges

Despite Challenges, Students Have High Confidence in Value of Community Colleges

October 8, 2020

As the 2020 ACCT Leadership Congress continued virtually for its third day on Wednesday, a keynote speaker challenged community college leaders to consider the “paradox” of Americans needing education and training more than ever in the wake of the pandemic even as higher education enrollments continue to fall.

Day Two: ACCT Leadership Congress Focuses on What’s Next

edX CEO predicts blended online, in-person learning models are the future of community colleges.

October 7, 2020

The founder and CEO of one of the world’s largest online learning platforms urged community college leaders to consider the long-ranging benefits of this year’s rapid pivot to online learning during the second day of the 2020 ACCT Leadership Congr