Skip directly to content

Community College Trustees

on Fri, 07/27/2012 - 01:02
Massachusetts Community College Trustees collectively volunteer more than 7,500 hours annually to the community college mission “to provide access to high quality, affordable academic programs, including associate degree and certificate programs.”

News & Updates

Massachusetts Community College Trustees visit Washington, D.C.


More than 25 community college trustees from Massachusetts joined their colleagues from across the country in Washington, D.C. this week for the annual Community College National Legislative Summit. (Read More)



Sen. Warren with Trustees & Presidents 

(2/11/16) - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren recently hosted community college trustees and presidents from Massachusetts to discuss federal policy and congressional priorities.



MCCTA Spring Meeting on May 5th

(3/31/15) -The next meeting of the Massachusetts Community Colleges Trustees' Association (MCCTA) will be held on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston. A reception will begin at 5:00 P.M. and business will start at 5:30 P.M.


Community College Trustees Attend 2014 ACCT Legislative Summit 

(2/18/14) - Early this February, more than 30 community college Trustees from Massachusetts traveled to Washington D.C. to join their colleagues from across the United States at the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) National Legislative Summit.  This year, Trustees had the opportunity to participate in numerous workshops with topics ranging from the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act to the strenghtening of workforce development through the Workforce Investment Act. Melody Barnes, former assistant to the...(Read More)

Massachusetts Community College Trustees Attend 2013 ACCT Legislative Summit (With Pictures)

(2/20/13) More than 30 community college Trustees from Massachusetts joined their colleagues from across the country in Washington, D.C. this February for the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) National Legislative Summit. Trustees from the Commonwealth participated in meetings and workshops relating to advocacy for Pell Grants, workforce development initiatives, TRIO programs, and other federally supported programs for higher education. Former Congressman Joe Scarborough (R-FL) from MSNBC’s Morning Joe spoke with his co-host Mika Brzezinski about the role of community colleges in economic and workforce development. Furthermore, the Summit also brought several congressional members... (Read More)

New Pell Grant Numbers Trend Well for Community College Students

(9/11/12) You are all aware of the importance of the federal Pell Grant program to community college students. If anything, the program's importance has grown over recent years, as many campuses have become more dependent on tuition revenue in light of state and local funding cuts. AACC continues to devote a substantial portion of its advocacy and policy efforts to ensuring that the program remains on strong political and... (Read More)

Mass Community College Trustees Attend 2012 National Legislative Summit

(8/1/12) Massachusetts Community College Trustees joined more than 1,000 of their colleagues from across the country in Washington, D.C. this February for the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) National Legislative Summit.  Trustees representing community college campuses from across the Commonwealth participated in ACCT’s annual Legislative Summit which featured programs and workshops related to advocacy for Pell Grants, Workforce Development Initiatives, and overall federal support for higher education.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke to Trustees about the important role that community colleges serve in providing open access to higher education, as well as serving as a chief conduit for individuals of all backgrounds to pursue the American Dream. 

The Massachusetts Community Colleges Executive Office (MCCEO) augmented the formal Summit Program with opportunities for Massachusetts Community College Trustees to meet with both Senator John Kerry and Senator Scott Brown to advocate for key issues impacting community college students in Massachusetts, as well as nationally.  During the meetings Student and Alumni Trustees shared stories of how their lives have been positively impacted by Massachusetts Community Colleges and how federal support in the way of Pell Grants and other key programs were critical to accessing higher education.

Statewide Coalition of Chambers Support Community Colleges

04/11/2012 - With the group still in formation, a new alliance of 21 Massachusetts Chambers of Commerce announce their strong opposition to any effort to centralize policy and budget control of Community Colleges under the state’s Board of Higher Education. Together, our chambers represent over 11,275 businesses members across the Commonwealth, and consider the local Community Colleges to be important resources to the regions they serve and vital economic development partners. Read More