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A nationwide survey shed light on who is leading the institutions that serve nearly 40 percent of all college students.

A Guide to the Election and Appointment of Community College Trustees

Community Colleges are invaluable resources in meeting the educational and economic needs of their communities. Each college reflects the standards of excellence the community sets for itself. Responsibility for continued excellence is shared by all who appoint or elect trustees to govern on their behalf.

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The Value of Student Trustees to a Board

Student trustees are among the most critical, yet underused, resources on a community college campus. Although student trustees’ roles vary from college to college, the primary role of all student trustees is to bring the perspectives of students into the board room. While this may seem like a straightforward task, in my experience serving as the 2016-17 student trustee at Pasadena City College, serving as the voice of 30,000 students can be challenging.

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2019 NLS

The ACCT Leadership Congress is the largest professional development opportunity for community college trustees, presidents, and other thought and policy leaders. It is a time for community college leaders to share your experiences and expertise, network with people from around the country and beyond, and expand your knowledge of the community college sector. We invite you to submit a session or roundtable presentation proposal that falls within the following tracks: 

• Addressing the Needs of Unique Student Populations
• New Pathways to Student Success
• Partnerships and Collaborations
• Distance Learning and Alternative Educational Models
• Institutional Resource Development and New Business Ideas
• Best Practices to Strengthen Governance

Catch Up on Trustee Quarterly, ACCT's official publication covering such topics as public policy, governance, advocacy, leadership, CEO hiring and relations, ethics, finance, fundraising, legal issues and technology. 


At the Table: Student advocates play a vital role at the 2018 National Legislative Summit — and beyond it


At the Table: Student advocates play a vital role at the 2018 National Legislative Summit — and beyond it.


It Takes a Community: People of different backgrounds voice perspectives on community college leadership.

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