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 2015 Exemplary CEO/Board Award 

The AACC Exemplary CEO/Board Award recognizes a community college whose CEO/Board of Trustees collaboration and working relationship are exemplary in promoting effectiveness in community college governance.

Criteria used to evaluate applications are as follows:

  • Includes sustained and substantive professional development training/education for board members.
  • Maintains annual CEO evaluation and a self-evaluation for board members.
  • Demonstrates a progressive collaboration that promotes positive visibility for the college,  economic and social vitality for the community, and ongoing commitment to success for students.
  • Advocates for informed policies that advance community college(s) and their students at local, state, and national levels.


  • Colleges led by current members of the AACC Board of Directors are not eligible to apply.
  • Previous winners in this category are not eligible to apply.
  • Award finalists in a previous year are eligible to apply in the same category for the subsequent year.  However, the finalist must submit an enhanced application. Enhanced means that the applicant must show further strengthening of the relationship between the CEO and Board of Trustees.

The deadline for submitting applications has closed. 

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