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ACCC Graduation 11 a.m. Thursday; ACCT President and CEO to Speak

May 18, 2009

J. Noah Brown, president and chief executive officer of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT), will deliver the keynote address to Atlantic Cape Community College's Class of 2009 at the school's 42nd annual commencement at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 21.

An experienced association executive specializing in public policy, legislative advocacy and strategic planning, Brown is a nationally recognized authority on community college governance, a contributor to national publications and a speaker on a broad range of topics to large audiences. His experience spans more than 25 years in the nation's capital working in the nonprofit sector.

Brown provides national leadership on behalf of more than 6,000 elected and appointed officials governing 1,200 community colleges throughout the United States. Much of his work has focused on strengthening the strategic connections between community college boards and the array of national and state organizations important to supporting the mission of community colleges.

Brown is an appointed member on the Steering Committee for the United States-Denmark Partnership for Vocational Education, U.S. Department of Education. He also serves as member of the Advisory and Education Council, Community College Summit Initiative Program funded by the U.S. Department of State, Community Colleges for International Development, Inc. Brown represents ACCT on the Washington Higher Education Secretariat and Committee for Education Funding. He was appointed by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to a three-year term as commissioner on the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO, U.S. Department of State.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Maryland, College Park.

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