NEW YORK – A member of the board of governors at Northeast Community College will serve another term on a board that serves as a major voice of community college trustees to the presidential administration, U.S. Congress, the Departments of Education and Labor and more.
Anderson reelected to national community college board of directors
December 8, 2022 7:19 AM
Steve Anderson, Concord, was re-elected to a second two-year term as a western region representative on the Association of Community College Trustees Board of Directors at the organization’s annual Leadership Congress recently in New York City. He joins Dan Mims, of San Jacinto College (Tex.) as a western region representative on the board. The region covers 10 states and five Canadian provinces. Geographically, it is the largest of the association’s five regions across North America.
ACCT 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.
“I have seen first-hand the value that a community college education has provided to thousands of people,” Anderson said. “As a member of the Board of Governors at Northeast Community College, I witness it each year during the college’s commencement ceremony as our graduates are presented their diplomas, which then allows them to either take another step in their educational journey or immediately become a member of America’s great workforce.”
Anderson is a District III member on the Northeast board, which includes Dixon and Dakota counties in their entirety and a portion of Cedar County. He has chaired the board and served in other board officer positions. He was initially appointed to a District III position on the board in April 1997 and was formally elected to the seat in 1998.
Anderson has been affiliated with the Nebraska Community College Association (NCCA) for many years and presently serves as one of two Northeast representatives on its board of directors. In addition, he has chaired the NCCA board when the association hired two new executive directors in the past six-years.
In 2017, Anderson was presented with NCCA’s Governor’s Award. The award is presented annually to one board member from five of the state’s community college areas. The following year, he was recognized by ACCT with its 2018 Western Region Trustee Leadership Award.
“Similar to all community college trustees, I truly have a passion in seeing our students succeed,” Anderson said. “It is an honor for me to share that passion and insights as a member of the Association of Community
College Trustees Board of Directors representing the western region.”
Northeast Community College Board member Steve Anderson, Concord, (left) shares a laugh with Jee Hang Lee, president and CEO of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT), during a meeting of the ACCT Board of Directors recently in New York City. Anderson was re-elected to a second two-year term as a western region representative on the ACCT Board of Directors.