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PCC Trustee Appointed to National Committee

16 December 2014

This week, Pratt Community College Trustee Darrell Shumway was appointed to the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) new Trustee Advisory Committee.

The 26-member ACCT Board recently decided to form the Trustee Advisory Committee to provide new perspectives and insight on trustee education programs. They reached out to former board members and board chairs to serve on the committee, and ACCT Board Chair Robin N. Smith made the final selection, appointing 11 members from across the nation to the committee.

Shumway was contacted because he served on ACCT’s Board of Directors for six years and chaired from 2000 to 2001.

“One of the main focuses of the ACCT is training and support for community college trustees,” he said. “There is training available, but so many times the training doesn’t get to the people who need it most because of the cost involved in traveling to the national conventions. We need to establish a training module at the state level to bring the trustee education closer to home.”

The committee will meet for the first time on Feb. 8 in Washington, D.C. when committee officer elections will be held. The committee appointment is for three years, with a possible nomination for an additional three-year term after that.

Shumway served on the PCC Board of Trustees from 1985 to 2008, and returned to the position in Jan-uary of 2013. In addition to his time with ACCT, he also served on the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Board of Directors for three years and the Kansas Association of Community College Trustees (KACCT) for 20 years.