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Bennett Appointed to Serve on National Community College Committee

Joe Denoyer - December 14, 2022 12:27 pm

By Rachel Coleman

LIBERAL, Kan. — Seward County Community College President Brad Bennett has been appointed to serve on the Association of Community College Trustees advisory committee of presidents, ACCT President Jee Hang Lee announced this week.

The Advisory Committee of Presidents meets annually during the Community College National Legislative Summit and the ACCT Leadership Congress. The Committee was established to ensure that chief executives have a voice in recommending and evaluating educational programs offered by ACCT and is represented by four ACCT member community college or technical college presidents from each of the five regions. A chair is selected at the Annual Congress.

Through the state body, Kansas ACCT, Bennett and the SCCC Board of Trustees receive training and collaborative opportunities to advocate for community colleges across the state.

“With Heather Morgan, our KACCT executive director, and the organization itself, we work on national and local issues to improve the community college sector,” Bennett said. “President Jee Hang Lee is a wonderful leader for ACCT and a great resource for us all, and I appreciate his support and confidence.”

Bennett will participate in scheduled committee meetings Feb. 6, 2023, during the Community College National Legislative Summit in Washington, D.C., which the SCCC president and a trustee appointed by the board attend each year.

“Trustee John Engel often serves as that representative, but he cannot travel to the conference in February,” Bennett said. “We were both able to participate in the national ACCT conference in the fall, and found it extremely helpful in strategic planning.”

Bennett’s term on the ACCT Advisory Committee of Presidents is slated to run two years.

 

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