Community College 

 National Legislative Summit

February  | 6 - 9
Background Information
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Summit Overview

The National Legislative Summit is the premier community college advocacy event in Washington, DC, bringing together more than 1,000 community college leaders. The event shines a spotlight on the importance of our nation’s community colleges for Congress and the Administration.


The National Legislative Summit is designed to inform and educate community college leaders on federal policy issues that impact postsecondary institutions and students. National Legislative Summit participants will hear from members of U.S. Congress, leading political analysts, and other high-profile speakers about the current climate in D.C., recent elections, and legislative issues impacting community colleges.

Participants also have the opportunity to network with fellow community college leaders and meet with their U.S. representatives in Congress to advocate for their support for community colleges and their students.

Featured speaker

Major Garrett

FOR 30 YEARS, MAJOR GARRETT has reported from the front lines of the nation’s pressing issues, doggedly chasing and breaking news stories. He has covered Congress for two major magazines and served as White House correspondent for three television networks. He is now the Chief Washington Correspondent for CBS News, and was the network’s chief political reporter covering the 2016 Republican race for the White House. In 2020 he was one of the first national correspondents to focus on voting procedures, voting integrity, and voter turnout. A truly non-partisan reporter, Major is available to speak and moderate panels on the state of politics today, the inner workings of Congress, and the role of the media. His humorous, direct, and dynamic speeches call upon personal anecdotes from his time on the Hill, wellbuilt relationships with top political players, as well as tales from the presidential campaigns he’s crisscrossed the country covering. He has worked for the White House teams of both CNN and Fox News and has worked with other outlets including U.S. News and World Report, The Washington Times, The Weekly Standard, and Mother Jones .


Great way to get educated on federal policy issues and to meet with our congressional delegation on priorities of community colleges.

Amazing - There were so many great learning takeaways.  The opportunity was fantastic and I learned an incredible amount.  The personal development was one of the greatest experiences I have had.

Great event, dynamic times in the industry, so good to get close to the decision makers.

Schedule at a Glance


2 | 5 | 2022

9:00AM - 11:00AM ACCT Finance and Audit Committee Meeting

9:30AM - 11:30AM ACCT Member Communications & Education Committee Meeting

10:00AM - 12:00PM ACCT Governance & Bylaws Committee Meeting

1:30PM - 3:30PM ACCT Public Policy & Advocacy Committee Meeting

2:30PM - 3:30PM ACCT Trustee Advisory Committee Meeting (by invitation only)

3:30PM - 5:30PM ACCT Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Meeting


2 | 6 | 2022

8:30AM - 11:00AM ACCT Board of Directors Meeting

9:00AM - 5:00PM Registration


10:00AM - 4:00PM New Trustee Academy**


11:00AM - 4:00PM Advocacy Leadership Academy

1:00PM - 2:30PM AACC/ACCT Executive Committees Meeting (by invitation)

3:30PM - 5:30PM ACCT State, Province & Territories Coordinators Network Meeting


3:30PM - 6:00PM ACCT Regional Nominating Committees Meeting (by invitation)


2 | 7 | 2022

7:00AM - 2:30PM Registration

8:00AM - 9:45AM Opening General Sessions

10:00AM - 12:00PM Roundtable Seminar for Community College Lawyers

10:00AM - 11:30PM Community College Priorities Session

12:15PM - 2:15PM General Session Luncheon*

2:15PM - 3:30PM Student Session

2:30PM - 3:30PM Policy Focus Sessions

2:30PM - 3:30PM ACCT Advisory Committee of Presidents Meeting (by invitation)

3:00PM - 4:00PM Asian, Pacific Islanders and Native American Trustees Meeting

3:30PM - 4:30PM Student Trustees Advisory Committee Meeting

3:30PM - 5:00PM African-American Trustees Meeting

3:30PM - 5:00PM Association of Latino Community College Trustees Meeting

4:00PM - 5:30PM Corporate Council Roundtable Meeting (by invitation)

5:30PM - 6:30PM National Capital Reception


2 | 8 | 2022

7:30AM - 2:30PM Registration

7:00AM - 8:15AM State Breakfast Meetings

9:00AM - 10:00AM General Session

10:30AM - 12:00PM General Session on Capitol Hill (tentative)

Morning and Afternoon Visits to House, Senate and Executive Branch Offices

3:00PM - 4:30PM Community College Congressional Forum on Capitol Hill

7:00PM - 9:00PM Capitol Awards and Entertainment Banquet


2 | 9 | 2022

8:30AM - 10:30AM General Session Breakfast*

Morning and Afternoon Visits to House, Senate and Executive Branch Offices

The Community College National Legislative Summit is presented by the Association of Community College Trustees in collaboration with the American Association of Community Colleges.

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