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February 4-7, ACCT National Legislative Summit, Washington, DC

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, administration officials, 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.

Register today.

February 6, Agribusiness Career Day

Join us at the Paul R. Knapp Animal Learning Center from 10-2 on February 6, where students will be able to get a look at the future of jobs in the agriculture sector. There are scholarships available for students able to attend and companies may talk to students about job offers post-graduation. We highly encourage colleges to send their students! 

Registration is now open:

February 8, Findings from the 'State of Iowa Staff & Faculty Mental Health and Well-Being' Study

The Scanlan Center for School Mental Health conducted Phase I of its Iowa Higher Education Study with seven of Iowa's Community Colleges. They will be hosting a webinar where they will provide findings for many different things, including what percent of staff and faculty would welcome mandated training on working with students in distress, the percent of staff and faculty are managing symptoms of anxiety and depression, staff and faculty perceptions of college support for mental health and well-being, and so much more. For more information, click on this link and register to secure your spot. 

February 26-March 1, Leadership in Action Week

In 2024, we are hosting the first annual Community College Leadership in Action Week. While the events will feel familiar, we are packaging them together for one cohesive week of events. These events include the Student Legislative Seminar, PTK, and Community College Day on the Hill. The Student Legislative Seminar will take place from 12pm to 4pm on February 26th followed by PTK that evening. Then, on February 27th, we will host Community College Day on the Hill from 7:30am to 12pm. 

Click here to register! The registration form is to be used by one person per college (ideally) to register your participation in the Leadership in Action Week, including the Student Legislative Seminar and the Community College Day on the Hill. The PTK Awards event will also be held this week, but we are reaching out separately to campus advisors for that information. More information to come soon on all 3 events. 

If you have any questions, please contact Katrina Callahan at or Monique Ellefson at 


February 26 Student Legislative Seminar

This event will be held at the Curate, located at 322 E Court Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309.

  • 12:00 pm - Opening

  • 12:30 pm - Lunch

  • 1:00 pm - Legislative Panel with Q&A

  • 2:00 pm - Activity

  • 3:30 pm - Closing Speaker

February 26 PTK

Phi Theta Kappa, known also as PTK, will have an awards ceremony and dinner in the evening of February 26 starting at 6 p.m.

February 27 Community College Day on the Hill

Our third and final event will be Community Colleges Day On The Hill, to be held on February 27 from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

March 22, 19th Annual Diversity Conference

Join as at Indian Hill's 19th Annual Diversity Conference held at their Ottumwa campus. Speakers include Erica Carter and Ken Nwadike Jr. 

July 10-11, 2024 Summer Trustee Conference and Governance Leadership Institute

This year's event will be hosted by Hawkeye Community College at their Adult Learning Center in Waterloo, Iowa. More information to come!

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