J. Noah Brown
President and CEO – Association of Community College Trustees
J. Noah Brown was named the fourth President and Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) by the association’s board of directors on October 1, 2005. An experienced association executive specializing in public policy, legislative advocacy, and strategic planning, Mr. 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 twenty-nine years in the nation’s capital working in the nonprofit sector. He 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 national and state organizations so important to supporting the mission of community colleges. Mr. Brown serves as an ex officio member of the board for Community Colleges for International Development, Inc., and is a member of the board of directors for the Council for Resource Development (CRD). He also serves on the board for the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), and the board of directors for the Association Mutual Health Insurance Company (AMHIC), where he serves as Secretary on the Executive Committee. Mr. Brown represents ACCT on the Washington Higher Education Secretariat, and the Committee for Education Funding. He is an appointed member of the steering committee for the United States – Denmark Partnership for Vocational Education, U.S. Department of Education. He serves on the executive advisory council for Sungard Higher Education, and previously served a three-year term (through 2010) as Commissioner on the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO, U.S. Department of State.