ACCT presents Chipps with CEO award

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by jamesc  10/5/2017 2:01:57 PM -- 

LAS VEGAS, NV – Dr. Michael Chipps, president of Northeast Community College, has been recognized on a national stage for outstanding achievement.

The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) presented Chipps and four other two-year college presidents with its regional Chief Executive Officer awards during its annual Leadership Congress here recently. Chipps was presented with the 2017 ACCT Western Region CEO Award. ACCT’s western region covers 10 states and five Canadian provinces and territories.

ACCT's Association Awards recognize the tremendous contributions made by trustees, equity programs, chief executive officers, faculty members, and professional board staff members. Those honored at the national level received regional-level recognition in their respective categories earlier in the year. The regional-level awardees were the sole contenders for the national-level ACCT Association Awards.

Chipps accepted the regional award on behalf of everyone at Northeast Community College.

“I often comment that Northeast Community College is one of the best rural community colleges in the United States and this recognition is an acknowledgement of the work that takes place each and every day among our faculty, our staff and our students.”

Dr. Terry F. Nelson, West Point, chair of the Northeast Community College Board of Governors, nominated Chipps for the CEO award.

“Dr. Chipps understands the mission that a trained workforce is necessary to sustain and grow this region in order for it to survive. He is pointing Northeast in a direction to do its part to contribute to the economic development dynamic of its 20-county service area and beyond. Under Dr. Chipps’ direction, Northeast Community College is not only positioning itself as a leader both within the region and state, but also as a shining example of what community colleges nationwide can aspire to become.”

“The ACCT Association Awards are among the most prestigious awards any community college, its trustees, presidents, faculty, or staff member can receive,” said ACCT Chair Bakari G. Lee. “It is ACCT’s privilege to shine the spotlight on these outstanding leaders.” 

“The individuals and colleges recognized by these awards have made extraordinary contributions to their colleges and American higher education overall,” said ACCT President and CEO J. Noah Brown.     

This is the second ACCT regional award that has been presented to a representative of Northeast Community College in the past three-years. The late John Davies, Pilger, was recognized with the ACCT Western Region Trustee Leadership Award in 2015.

The Association of Community College Trustees is a non-profit educational organization of governing boards, representing more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees who govern over 1,200 community, technical, and junior colleges in the United States and beyond.         

Located in Washington, D.C., ACCT is a major voice of community college trustees to the presidential administration, U.S. Congress, the Departments of Education and Labor and more. ACCT educates community and technical college trustees through annual conferences focused on leadership development and advocacy, as well as through publications and online and face-to-face institutes and seminars.



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Dr. Michael Chipps, president of Northeast Community College, (center) is presented with the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Western Regional CEO Award by Bakari Lee, ACCT Chair and ACCT President and CEO J. Noah Brown. Chipps is one of five regional CEO’s from two-year colleges across North America who were recognized at the ACCT Leadership Congress in Las Vegas recently.

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