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Nov. 15

Nov. 15, 2017

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:

Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager

531-MCC-2876

darayment@mccneb.edu

mccneb.edu

 

MCC Board of Governors member Michael Young appointed to
national diversity committee

 

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors member Michael Young has been appointed to serve on the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Diversity Committee, a group that provides leadership for diverse populations within the activities of ACCT. Young will serve on the committee with other community college representatives from across the United States. 

 

"I am honored to be appointed to the national Association of Community College Trustees Diversity Committee. I have the privilege to represent Metropolitan Community College and Nebraska to move the needle for positive change on equity and inclusion on a national level and more importantly, here at home in Omaha. I have worked for many years to provide all walks of life access to the resources that provide better lives, education, jobs and ultimately a better community. This opportunity will allow all of the above to come to life with real results,” said Young.

 

The committee’s role includes advising the ACCT Board and providing recommendations to gather input. The first meeting for the 2018 committee will take place in February in advance of the Community College National Legislature Summit in Washington, D.C. 

 

About Association of Community College Trustees

Founded in 1972, the ACCT is the nonprofit educational organization of governing boards, representing more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees of community, technical and junior colleges in the United States and beyond. ACCT's purpose is to strengthen the capacity of community, technical and junior colleges and to foster the realization of their missions through effective board leadership at local, state and national levels. For more information, visit acct.org.

 

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Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.