GRAYSLAKE – College of Lake County Board of Trustees Vice Chair Amanda Howland recently was elected to a three-year term as director at-large of the Association of Community College Trustees.
ACCT is the nation’s largest organization of community college trustees and represents more than 6,500 trustees at more than 1,200 community colleges across the nation.
Howland’s involvement will help further develop community college board leadership in Lake County and across the country.
“Community colleges play a crucial role in maintaining an affordable education during these unprecedented times and we’re honored to have Vice Chair Howland continue to champion our long-standing relationship with ACCT,” CLC Board of Trustees Chair William Griffin said in a news release. “The diversity of Lake County represents a wide spectrum of students and serves to broaden the perspectives at a national level.”
After regional caucuses Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 and the ACCT senate meeting Oct. 1, membership elected Howland and eight other individuals to serve or continue serving on the ACCT board of directors. All members were sworn into office Oct. 2 before the 2020 ACCT Leadership Congress.
Howland has served as a CLC Trustee for 11 years and recently served on the ACCT Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.
“I strongly believe community colleges will continue to become increasingly important as we continue moving to a more technology-driven world,” Howland said. “We provide the gateway to an affordable education for all.”
Howland is a former elementary school assistant principal and principal and a junior high school teacher for students with emotional and behavioral issues.
Howland earned her law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law and currently is focusing on mediation. Her other educational credentials include a bachelor’s degree in education from Central Michigan University and master’s degrees in psychology from Michigan State University and educational administration from Northern Illinois University.
Howland was elected to a six-year term on the College of Lake County board of trustees in April 2009 and reelected in April 2015.