The National Council of State Association Chief Executives (NCSACE) is comprised generally of the Executive Directors in other community college state associations and includes approximately 25 active participants.  The organization exists under the umbrella of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT).

NCSACE meets twice annually in conjunction with the ACCT/AACC National Legislative Summit and the ACCT Congress. Meeting Agendas include state issues/operations updates, national and state experts who speak on a variety of matters, and member speakers on current state topics applicable/of interest to all. In recent years an Annual Retreat was included in our meeting schedule for two purposes: to delve in depth into issues/trends that impact our Member states with regard to our role in higher education and, to allow for sharing of operations/advocacy and other best practices.

2015-16 Officers

Chair: Kim Tanaka
Vice Chair: Jen Poteat-Phelps
Secretary: Elizabeth Bolden
Treasurer: Larry Galizio
Past Chair: MJ Dolan



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State Community College Associations

States: AR | CA | FL | GA | IA | IL | KS | MD | MI | MO | MS | NC | NE | NJ | NM | NY | OH | Ontario (CAN) | OR | PA | SC | TX | WA | WI

AR – Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges
1400 W. Markham, Ste. 402, Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-371-0404 / Fax: 501-371-0405

Chief Executive: Edward L. Franklin 
President/Chair: Chris Thomason
Colleges represented: 22 public two-year colleges
Tax status: 501(c)(3)
Major activities: Annual Conference, Workshops, Grants, Staff Development, Workforce Training Consortium, Legislative Activities, Public Relations
Organizational structure: President, Executive Committee, Board of Directors
Budgeted income: $5 million, including grants
Dues structure: 1/2 equally and 1/2 based on headcount for the first 10 years. Equal increases since then as the range was established.
Staff: Director of Workforce Training, Director of Programs, Director of Center for Student Success (part-time), Administrative Assistant, Secretary (2), Director of Nursing Programs

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CA – Community College League of California
2017 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
Phone: 916-444-8641 / Fax: 916-444-2954

Chief Executive: Larry Galizio
President/Chair:  Jim Moreno, Trustee, Coast Community College District
Colleges represented: 114 community colleges
Tax status: 501(c)(3)
Major activities: The Community College League of California promotes student access and success by strengthening colleges through leadership development, advocacy, policy development, and district services.
Organizational structure: 12 member board of directors, including: 5 trustees, 5 chief executive officers, 2 representatives of the California Community Colleges Classified Senate; Two boards formulate policy for the organization: 21-member California Community College Trustees policy board, 16-member Chief Executive Officers of California Community Colleges
Budgeted income: $3 million
Dues structure: Basic service fee: $800/college or district office. Plus:
$0.0003 * State general apportionment and property tax revenue (GA&PTR) up to $60,000,000, plus $0.000170 * GA&PTR over $60,000,000
Staff: President/CEO, Vice President (2), Director of Communications and Marketing, Director of Education Services, Director of Fiscal Services, Asst Dir of Fiscal Services, District Services Program Manager, Asst Director of Library Services, Director of Meetings and Events, Legislative Advocate (2), Administrative Assistant (4)

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FL – Association of Florida Colleges
113 E. College Avenue, Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone: 850-222-3222 / Fax: 850-222-2327

Chief Executive: Michael Brawer
President/Chair: 2015, Dan Rodkin, Santa Fe College, 2016; Juanita Scott, Pensacola State College
Council of Presidents Chair: 2015-16 Carol Probstfeld, President, State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
Colleges represented: 28 state and community colleges and employees
Tax status: 501(c)(6)
Major activities: Council of Presidents Administration, Advocacy and Lobbying, Professional Development, Awards and Recognition, Community Service, Project Management, Fundraising, Leadership Development
Organizational structure: Executive Committee, Board of Directors, 29 chapters, 15 commissions, 11 standing committees
Budgeted income: $1.4 million annually
Dues structure: Individual membership – $240,000 annually; Institutional – $330,000 annually; Council of Presidents Assessment – $325,000; Non-dues revenue – $450,000
Staff: Associate Executive Director for Membership and Professional Development, Director of Finance and Administration, Executive Assistant, Member Information and Database Manager, Staff Assistant, Meeting Planner (contract staff)

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GA – Technical College Directors' Association of Georgia
1800 Century Place NE, Suite 575, Atlanta, GA 30345
Phone: 404-3276945 / Fax: 404-679-1797

Chief Executive: Adie Shimande
President/Chair: Joe Gore
Colleges represented: 28 technical colleges
Tax status: 501(c)(3)
Major activities: Board of Director Development and Education
Organizational structure: Executive Director reports to an executive board consisting of a president, past president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, two members at large
Budgeted income: $75,000
Dues structure: Each technical college pays a fee based on several variables including such things as student population and campus size
Staff: Executive Director, Part-Time Administrative Assistants (2)

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IA – Iowa Association of Community College Trustees
855 East Court Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: 515-282-4692 / Fax: 515-282-3743

Chief Executive: M.J. Dolan
President/Chair: Darrell Determann, Iowa Central Community College
Colleges represented: 15 community colleges
Tax status: 501(c)(4)
Major activities: Lobbying and Grassroots Efforts, Student Legislative Seminar, IACCT Annual Conference, Serve on Boards and Commissions, Serve Presidents' Group – Iowa Association of Community College Presidents, Iowans For A Skilled Workforce (PAC), 9-10 Webinar, Board Training annually, Student Legislative Seminar, Community College Board President and Vice President Conference
Organizational structure: Governed by Board of Trustees of 15 Trustees representing the 15 member community colleges, Presidents' Group utilizes Governance Teams for policy and strategic work
Budgeted income: $660,000
Dues structure: Funded primariliy by Member Dues, which are determined based on a combination of 50% divided equally and 50% based on each community colleges percentage allocation of the state funding total allocation.
Staff: Executive Director, Director of Operations, Administrative Assistant

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IL – Illinois Community College Trustees Association
401 E. Capitol Ave., Suite 200, Springfield, IL 62701-1711
Phone: 217-528-2858 / Fax: 217-528-8662

Chief Executive: Michael S. Monaghan
President/Chair: Andrew Bollman
Colleges represented: 48 colleges, 39 districts
Tax status: Sec. 155
Major activities: Plan and conduct annual community college state conference and convention; Conduct 6 trustee continuing education programs annually; Extensively lobby Illinois Legislature; Serve on state boards and commissions
Organizational structure: Governed by Board of Representatives consisting of 41 Trustees representing the 48 member community colleges. The 19 member Executive Committee has the authority to make decisions when the Board of Representatives is not conducting meetings.
Budgeted income: $900,000
Dues structure: Member college dues account for nearly all of the Association revenues. Dues are calculated by charging a $2,800 flat fee plus an amount related to the student enrollment at each member college.
Staff: 4 staff people, 3 contractual staff

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KS – Kansas Association of Community College Trustees
700 SW Jackson, Suite 1000, Topeka, KS 66603
Phone: 785-357-5156 / Fax: 785-357-5157

Chief Executive: Linda Fund 
President/Chair: Don Ash Kansas City KS Community College
Colleges represented: Nineteen community college districts
Tax status: 501(c)(4)
Major activities: Legislative advocacy, coordination of and liaison for the colleges' legislative and executive branch activities, trustee professional development and preparation of statistical and financial reports
Organizational structure: We have a nineteen member KACCT Board of Directors, one elected from each college. The Board meets a minimum of four times a year, and four officers are elected by the KACCT Board.
Budgeted income: $368,104
Dues structure: Dues are paid by local college districts and consist of flat rate dues (34% of what they pay) and dues based upon student FTE (66% of what they pay). The range of dues is from $9,500 to $67,500.
Staff: Two staff members: Executive Director and Executive Assistant

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MD – Maryland Association of Community Colleges
60 West Street, Suite 200, Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: 410-974-8117 / Fax: 410-263-6425

Chief Executive: Bernie Sadusky
President/Chair: James H. Johnson, Jr., Anne Arundel Community College
Colleges represented: 16 public 2-year institutions in Maryland
Tax status: 501(c)(3)
Major activities: Government Relations, Advocacy, Workforce Development, Media Relations, Interface with Higher Education Commission
Organizational structure: 32 member Board of Directors (president and one trustee from each college) meets twice yearly. Board Chair is Association President and is always a trustee. 8 member Executive Committee (four trustees; four presidents) acts in lieu of Board. Executive Director serves as CEO and Secretary to the Board; reports to Chair of Presidents' Council.
Budgeted income: $747,000
Dues structure: 16 colleges pay dues based on enrollment.
Staff: Four person staff: Executive Director, Director of Research, Director Government Relations, Administrative Assistant

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MI – Michigan Community College Association
222 N. Chestnut Street, Lansing, MI 48933
Phone: 517-372-4350 / Fax: 517-372-0905

Chief Executive: Michael Hansen 
President/Chair: Carol Dueling-Ravel, Trustee, Montcalm Community College
Colleges represented: 28 community college distrits
Tax status: 501(c)(6)
Major activities: Strategic positioning and creating opportunities for member colleges; Influencing public policy and advancing legislation; Shaping public opinion and strengthening reputations; Maximizing resources to assure insitutional flexibility and sustainability; Develop current and future leaders; Facilitate collective action
Organizational structure: Board of Directors consists of a president and trustee from each member college (ie 56 members currently). Board meets 3 times/year. Executive Committee is made up of trustees and presidents. Succession is such that Committee (and board) chair rotates between a president and trustee each year. Presidents have their own committee that meets 3-4 times/year
Budgeted income: $1,413,032
Dues structure: Dues is base-plus, FYES driven so that smaller colleges pay less than larger. 5% dues increase for FY 2015/16. Total dues income: $1,012,347
Staff: Nine Full-time staff.  President; VP for Workforce, Public Policy and Communications; Legislative Director; Executive Director for Michigan Colleges Online; Executive Director for Center for Student Success; Director of Research and Institutional Practice, Center for Student Success; Director of Veteran and Transfer Initiatives (3-yr contract); Office Manager; Assistant Office Manager

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MO – Missouri Community College Association
200 East McCarty Street, Suite 100, Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: 573-634-8787 / Fax: 573-634-8865

Chief Executive: Rob Dixon
President/Chair: Ron Chesbrough
Colleges represented: 12 communtiy college districts (20 campuses)
Tax status: 501(c)(6)
Major activities: Planning and coordination, research and policy analysis, information dissemination, staff development, seminars and conferences, trustee education, publications, public relations, legislative advocacy.
Organizational structure: Executive director reports to Presidents/Chancellors Council. Association also has a Board of Directors whose primary responsibilities include convention planning and professional development.
Budgeted income: $1.5M
Dues structure: Individual: $30
Institutional: Flat amount per district (varies by size)
Staff: Full-time, in-office staff: Executive director,  administrative assistant, communications director, two grant administrators. Hourly or contract staff: Meeting and events planner, legislative consultant, accountant, graphic designer.

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MS – Mississippi Association of Community/Junior Colleges

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NC – North Carolina Association of Community Colleges
Suite 104 Edinburgh, 117 Edinburgh South Drive, Cary, NC 27511
Phone: 919-467-9754 / Fax: 919-481-9848

Chief Executive: Donny L. Hunter 
President/Chair: Ms. Helen Collins, Edgecombe Community College
Colleges represented: 58 colleges
Tax status: 501(c)(6)
Major activities: Legislative Advocacy, Trustee Education, Board Training, Intergovernmental Relations, Constituent Relations and Public Relations
Organizational structure: All North Carolina trustees are members. An Executive Board Consisting of 4 Officers, 12 Members Elected by Regions, and 3 Members Elected At-large Oversee the Operation of the Association. Executive Board Members are Elected by Full Membership
Budgeted income: $455,500
Dues structure: Dues are paid by the 58 colleges on a sliding scale based on the base budget of each college. Dues: $210,500.
Staff: Executive Director and Executive Assistant

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NE – Nebraska Community College Association
1320 Lincoln Mall Suite 100C, Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: 402-471-4685

Chief Executive: Dennis G. Baack
President/Chair: Bob Feit Southeast
Colleges represented: 10 campuses within 5 community college areas (mandatory membership)
Tax status: 501(c)(4)
Major activities: Submit one request for state funding, lobby on behalf of higher education especially student aid and more state aid for community colleges
Organizational structure: State Board comprised of 10 locally elected community college trustees (2 from each community college area) subcouncils of the Presidents, business officers, instructional officers and others
Budgeted income: $300,000
Dues structure: Dues divided equally by the member community college areas
Staff: Administrative Assistant and Executive Director

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NJ – New Jersey Council of County Colleges
330 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08618
Phone: 609-392-3434 / Fax: 609-392-8158

Chief Executive: Lawrence A. Nespoli
Colleges represented: 19 county community colleges
Tax status: 501(c)(3)
Major activities: (1) Provide statewide advocacy for community colleges; (2) Coordinate sector activities as required by statute: (a) submit state budget request; (b)develop funding formula to distribute state aid; (c) coordinate capital funding allocation; (d) review courses for state aid eligibility; (3) Offer trustee education programs; (4) Provide customized training programs through statewide community college workforce development consortium; (5) lead statewide student success initiatives through a Center for Student Succss.
Organizational structure: 38 member board consisting of chairs of boards of trustees plus presidents of 19 NJ community colleges. 7 member Executive Committee elected each year - 4 trustees and 3 presidents - chair and vice chair must be trustees.
Budgeted income: $1,300,000
Dues structure: Paid by colleges - one fourth shared equally and three fourths enrollment based.
Staff: President, Vice President (Research Officer), Communications Director, Executive Director plus Assistant Director of Student Success Center, two full-time office support staff. Use contracted services for: Lobbying, Conferences and special events. Additionally, the Workforce Consortium has eight full-time employees and several part-time staff.

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NM – New Mexico Association of Community Colleges
1570 Pacheco St., Suite B-9, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: 505-982-8129 / Fax: 505-982-8637

Chief Executive: Ty Trujillo 
Tax status: 501(c)(3)

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NY – The New York Community College Trustees of the State University of New York, Inc.
State University Plaza, Room S515, Albany, NY 12246
Phone: 518-445-4101

Executive Director: Karen Mosher
Colleges represented: Community colleges under the program of SUNY
Tax status: 501(c)(6)

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OH – Ohio Association of Community Colleges
175 South Third Street, Suite 560, Columbus, Oh 43215
Phone: 614-221-6222 / Fax: 614-221-6239

Chief Executive: Jack Hershey
President/Chair: Darryl D. Mehaffie, Edison Community College
Colleges represented: 23 Community Colleges
Tax status: 501(c)(3)
Major activities: Government Relations, Advocacy, Interface with Ohio Board of Regents, Coordinate Faculty & Staff Development Activities, Media Relations
Organizational structure: 46 member Governing Board (includes: one President and one Trustee from each college), meets twice annually. Board Chair is always a Trustee and is also Chair of the Executive Committee; 10 member Executive Committee (includes: five Presidents and five Trustees); OACC President reports to Executive Committee, Executive Committee reports to Governing Board
Budgeted income: $686,240
Dues structure: 23 Community Colleges pay dues based on tiered enrollment structure
Staff: Four Person Staff: President, Director of Government Relations, Director of Communications, and Administrative Assistant; Occasional Consultants

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ON – Colleges Ontario
655 Bay Street, Suite 1010, Toronto, ON M5G 2K4
Phone: 416-596-0744 / Fax: 416-596-2364

Chief Executive: Linda Franklin
Colleges represented: 24 colleges of applied arts and technology
Tax status: Non-profit corporation

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OR – Oregon Community College Association
260 13th Street N.E., Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-399-9912 / Fax: 503-399-9286

Chief Executive: Andrea Henderson
President/Chair: Ed Dodson, Chemeketa Community College
Colleges represented: 17 community college districts
Tax status: Council of Governments
Major activities: Legislative Advocacy
Organizational structure: 34-member board of directors consisting of the president of each district plus one board member elected by local community college boards. Meets three times a year. Executive Committee consists of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, two At-Large Members and the Immediate Past President
Budgeted income: $680,000
Dues structure: Paid by local districts based on a flat rate shared equally plus a rate based on student FTE as estimated for state appropriation.
Staff: Executive Director, Finance/Administration & Meetings Director, Policy Director (part-time), Legislative Director, General Counsel (part-time), Researcher, Office Assistant (part-time)

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PA – Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges
800 North Third Street, Suite 405, Harrisburg, PA 17012
Phone: 717-232-7584 / Fax: 717-233-4723

Chief Executive: Elizabeth Bolden
President/Chair: Tom Leary, Luzerne County Community College
Colleges represented: 14 colleges
Tax status: 501(c)(3)
Major activities: Legislative advocacy, statewide projects, represents community college sector, media outreach, coordinate All PA Academic Team, data collection, research, information sharing
Organizational structure: 28 member Board of Directors - president and trustee chair of each college; Council of Presidents; 4 elected officers of the Board - 2 presidents, 2 trustees for 2 year terms each (elections held in spring of odd number years)
Budgeted income: $750,000
Dues structure: 1/2 total amount of dues assessed at equal dollar amount and 1/2 of total amount of dues based on FTEs and a sliding scale
Staff: President/CEO, Director of Public Affairs, Director of Research, Public Affairs Assistant, Executive Assistant, Finance Assistant (part-time). Notes: Under contract: Lobbying firm, Legal counsel

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SC – South Carolina Association of Technical College Commissioners
2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 313B, Columbia, SC 29204
Phone: 803-798-8528

Chief Executive: Ashley Jaillette
Colleges represented: 15 area technical colleges; 1 area community college
Tax status: 501(c)(6)
Organizational structure: 16 member Board of Directors: one member from each of the 16 college boards; Executive Committee: Past Board Chair, Board Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer/Finance Committee Chair, and Secretary
Budgeted income: $166,000
Dues structure: Contributed by the 16 Colleges. A flat rate for 50% of association budget and other 50% is contributed by 16 colleges based on a pro-rated formula by FTE's.
Staff: Executive Director and Contract Lobbyist

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TX – Texas Association of Community Colleges
1304 San Antonio, Suite 201, Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-476-2572 / Fax: 512-476-0262

Chief Executive: Jacob Fraire
President/Chair: Board Chair, Johnette McKown, Ed.D., McLennan Community College
Colleges represented: 50 public community college districts
Tax status: 501(c)(6)
Major activities: State advocacy and government relations; trustee, president, and staff professional development; coordination of distance learning; Achieving the Dream/Developmental Education Initiative.
Organizational structure: 13 member Executive Committee and Board of Directors comprised of the CEOs of the 50 community college districts.
Budgeted income: $3 million
Dues structure: Proportional to each district's state appropriation with cap for larger districts.
Staff: President, Vice President for Data and Research, Vice President for Public Affairs, Executive Director of Texas Success Center, Director of Finance and Administration, Director of Trustee Services, Director of Cooperative Purchasing, Assistant Director, Texas Success Center, Project Manager, Texas Success Center, Administrative Assistant.
Notes: The Texas Community College Education Initiative (TCCEI) is an affiliated 501(c)(3) organization.

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WA – Washington State Association of College Trustees
P.O. Box 42495, Olympia, WA 98504-2495
Phone: 360-704-4307 / Fax: 360-586-0050

Chief Executive: Kim Tanaka 
President/Chair: Tyler Page
Colleges represented: 30 public community and technical college districts (34 colleges)
Tax status: Non-profit 501 (c) (3)
Major activities: Ongoing professional development opportunities for trustees, new trustee orientation, state and national legislative advocacy, information sharing, policy development. ACT works in collaboration with the 9 member State Board (SBCTC) and the 34 Community and Technical College presidents. (WACTC)
Organizational structure: Executive committee - president, president-elect, secretary, treasurer; 2 members at large are elected to one-year terms at annual business meeting. The immediate past president also serves on the executive committee. The president appoints 2 co-chairs of the Legislative Action Committee to serve on the board. Legislative Action Committee - one member from each community and technical college district (30); each appointed by their local board. Washington has 152 trustees, 2 who are student trustees. All are appointed by the Governor and subject to confirmation by the Washington State Senate.
Budgeted income: $149,310
Dues structure: Paid by local college districts - flat fee ($100), plus $.75 per FTE
Staff: The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges provides one full time trustee association director and one full-time administrative assistant.

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WI – Wisconsin Technical College District Boards Association
22 N. Carroll Street, Suite 103, Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608-266-9430 / Fax: 608-266-0122

Chief Executive: Layla Merrifield
President/Chair: Mona Mathews, Chippewa Valley Technical College
Colleges represented: 16 technical and community college districts
Tax status: 501(c)(6)
Major activities: Advocacy, member education and development, inter-college cooperation, sharing best practices.
Organizational structure: 16-member board of directors (1 per college) including 4-member executive committee (officers) elected by membership. Meets quarterly.
Budgeted income: $460,000
Dues structure: One-half assessed based on flat fee and 1/2 prorated by enrollment. Range from $18,000 to $55,000 per college.
Staff: 3 full-time: executive director, assistant director for member learning and communications, executive assistant

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