The Association of Community College Trustees recently elected Parkland College Trustee Greg Knott to its 2013-2014 Board of Directors.
The St. Joseph resident was voted in as a director-at-large during an ACCT Senate meeting in Washington Oct. 4. Knott said he was "overwhelmed" by the position he has been given to serve on the national board.
"I am extremely humbled to have met so many people across our country this week who supported me," he said of the election.
A Parkland trustee since April 2011, Knott is a graduate of Parkland College with an AAS in Agri-Marketing; Illinois State University with a BS in Agri-Business; and the University of Illinois at Springfield with an MBA. He works as assistant dean of university libraries for the University of Illinois.
"Trustees from Parkland College have a history of providing leadership on the national and state level of trustee organizations unifying community colleges with one voice on public policy issues," said Parkland Trustee Jim Ayers, a past chair of both the Parkland and ACCT Central Region boards. "Mr. Knott is continuing that by being elected to the national board representing the 6,500 trustees, regents, and commissioners governing the more than 1,200 community colleges in this nation.
"Being quick to react, community colleges are adding accountability to the mission of access and affordability, the traditional touchstones of community colleges."
The ACCT is the nonprofit educational organization of governing boards representing trustees from community, technical, and junior colleges throughout the United States and beyond. Its purpose is to strengthen the capacity of community, technical, and junior colleges and to foster the realization of their missions through effective board leadership at local, state, and national levels. For more information, visit www.acct.org