October 24, 2023 – Tina Royal and Tonya Lanier, both trustees at Davidson-Davie Community College, recently attended the 2023 Association of Community College Trustees Leadership Congress in Las Vegas, from Oct. 9-12.
The ACCT was established in 1972 to unite board members nationwide to share values, goals, lessons and insights while fostering growth for their community college institutions. Community college trustees are able to explore information from experts in policy making, business, education leadership, current news and more. This year’s ACCT Leadership Congress brought together over 1,800 trustees, college presidents, chancellors, board staff and various leaders who are committed to uplifting students and transforming their communities by providing excellence and educational access.
Royal also represents the state of North Carolina on the ACCT State, Province, and Territory Coordinators Network for the Southern Region, which is organized in five regions across the U.S. The regional coordinators serve as the voice and face of the board for their state within their region and serve as the primary source of information for their states, provinces and territories.
During the congress Regional Caucuses and Meeting, Royal was nominated and elected to a second two-year term for the ACCT Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, representing the Southern Region. Royal was also nominated by her peers and approved as chair-elect for the DEI committee to serve on the Association Board of Directors Executive Committee.
“It was an honor to represent Davidson-Davie Community College at the ACCT Leadership Congress,” said Royal. “I learned so much from the experts and other trustees who are passionate about community colleges and the students we serve. I am also excited to continue my service on the ACCT Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, and help to ensure that all students have access to a quality education.”
“We are grateful for the leadership and dedication of Tina Royal and Tonya Lanier as trustees of this college,” said Davidson-Davie Community College Acting President Jenny Varner. “Their participation in the ACCT Leadership Congress is an investment in the future of our college and the students we serve. I know the new ideas and insights they gained will help us continue to provide excellence in education for our communities in Davidson and Davie counties.”
The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) is a national organization that represents over 6,000 community college trustees from 48 states and territories. ACCT is committed to advancing the mission of community colleges by providing trustees with professional development opportunities, advocacy, and information.
Davidson-Davie Community College (www.DavidsonDavie.edu), which incorporated Davie County into its name in 2021, is a fully accredited, multi-campus college where students of all ages and backgrounds pursue academic and career-focused education in order to build successful futures. As one of 58 institutions within the North Carolina Community College System, Davidson-Davie offers more than 40 degree and professional certificate programs, as well as affordable college-credit coursework to students who plan to transfer to four-year schools. With a mission to serve the changing needs of students competing in a global environment, Davidson-Davie is committed to quality education, innovative and equitable learning experiences, training, and support across a wide range of 21st-century career fields
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