About Us

With over 40 years of experience as the only national non-profit organization dedicated to providing services to community college and Governing Boards, ACCT Searches delivers trusted and nationally acclaimed services in all phases of community college executive searches. We have successfully completed over 500 CEO Searches ranging from campus presidents to state system presidents. Focusing on two-year public community and technical colleges, we are uniquely qualified to provide comprehensive search assistance, recruitment of a diverse and high quality pool of candidates, and guidance on a sound process to the board and the college.

The governing board, college administrators and applicants have come to rely on our reputation for confidentiality and proven results. We have set the gold standard for transparent, fair, inclusive and equitable searches. Our network of contacts within the community college world enables ACCT Searches to reach a broad spectrum of highly qualified educational professionals and this translates into effective searches, excellent candidates and successful outcomes across the board.

ACCT’s Services exists to:

Enhance the ability of community college boards to effectively carry out their roles and responsibilities.

Support community college boards in their efforts to govern and develop policies that focus on meeting community needs.

Build community college boards’ capacity through education and training programs.

Assist community college boards in the recruitment, selection and retention of chief executive officers of the highest caliber.

Board Leadership Code of Ethics

Professionalism All individuals associated with ACCT shall conduct their activities in a manner that reflects favorably on the executive search consultant profession.

Integrity All individuals associated with ACCT shall conduct their business activities with integrity and avoid conduct that is deceptive or misleading.

Competence All search consulting assignments shall be performed competently, and with an appropriate degree of knowledge, thoroughness and urgency.

Objectivity All individuals associated with ACCT will exercise objective and impartial judgment in each search consulting assignment, giving due consideration to all relevant facts.

Accuracy All individuals associated with ACCT will strive to be accurate in all communications with clients and candidates and encourage them to exchange relevant and accurate information.

Conflicts of Interest All individuals associated with ACCT will avoid, or resolve through disclosure and waiver, conflicts of interest. All parties involved will immediately be informed of any conflict.

Confidentiality All individuals associated with ACCT will respect confidential information entrusted to them by clients and candidates.

Loyalty All individuals associated with ACCT will serve their clients loyally and protect client interests when performing assignments.

Equal Opportunity All individuals associated with ACCT will support equal opportunity in employment and objectively evaluate all qualified candidates.

Public Interest All activities of ACCT shall be conducted with respect for the public interest.

Diversity All individuals associated with ACCT will promote respect for and acceptance of individuals from diverse backgrounds and promote opportunity for under-represented populations.