In recognition of the power of the baccalaureate degree to improve the quality of life for those individuals and their families who achieve the degree, the ACCT (Association of Community College Trustees) and the Community College Baccalaureate Association (CCBA) recently formalized a collaboration that will further promote better access to the baccalaureate degree, as well as support and benefit both organizations.
“We believe this strategic partnership marks the beginning of a long and productive relationship and the start of an important chapter for both organizations,” CCBA President Dr. Angela Kersenbrock says. “Together, the CCBA and ACCT can serve as an even more powerful voice as we promote affordable access to community college baccalaureate degrees as a means of closing the nation’s racial, ethnic and economic gaps.”
“Community college governing boards understand that students attend their institutions to secure the best-quality higher education they can get for a fee that is fair and not beyond their means,” says ACCT President and CEO J. Noah Brown. “When community colleges are able to offer baccalaureate degrees, they meet both their students’ and their communities’ needs for well-educated, well-qualified workers. As the nationwide representative of community college governing boards, ACCT is excited to partner with CCBA to advance the community college baccalaureate movement.”