New York Community College Trustees

The New York Community College Trustees (NYCCT) is a voluntary nonprofit consortium of community college trustees established to strengthen the effectiveness of NY community college trustees as an active force in the development and implementation of public policy impacting community colleges.

NYCCT represents the appointed board members who govern the 30 community colleges in the State University of New York (SUNY) system.

SUNY Community Colleges ensure open access to high quality postsecondary education and contribute significantly to the development of an educated citizenry and skilled workforce. They offer comprehensive learning opportunities ranging from transfer and career degrees to innovative and customized programs that serve specific individual, community, business, and economic development needs. All share a dedication to instruction and services that nurture the academic and personal achievement of individuals with diverse backgrounds and aspirations.     

To strengthen the trustees of community colleges through education, advocacy and communication.

NYCCT will be a valued force in the development and implementation of governance, trustee education and policy impacting community colleges.


Upcoming events

    NYCCT Board of Directors Meeting

   Onondaga Community College

   Saturday, April 13, 2024


   attendance from:

    SUNY Broome


    Finger Lakes Community College

    Hudson Valley Community College

    Mohawk Valley Community College

    Monroe Community College

    Onondaga Community College

    Orange County Community College

    SUNY Schenectady County Community College

    Sullivan County Community College

    Tompkins Cortland Community College

    SUNY Ulster

NYCCT attends the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Legislative Caucus in Albany February 17, 2024


Pictured left to right:  President Milton Santiago, Bronx Community College; President Lester Rapalo, Rockland Community College; NYCCT Chair Allen Williams, Monroe Community College; Deputy Secretary for Education Maria Fernandez; Trustee Grant Valentine, Rockland Community College


     Allen Williams, NYCCT Chair,

     gives testimony on behalf of the 

     New York Community College Trustees


     February 8, 2024     

     Budget Hearing on Higher Education and

     Chair Williams' testimony can be viewed


            Click on "video podcast" (middle, right)

              Scroll down to 2-8-2024 Joint Legislative Budget Hearing:                                            Higher Education

              Click on white arrow in the middle of the video screen


     2024 ACCT National Legislative Summit

     Washington DC



     Majority Leader Chuck Schumer

     meets with New York Community College                 Trustees, Presidents and Chiefs of Staff



     NYCCT & CUNY Host Special Reception for         Elected Officials



     January 30, 2024

     Albany, NY at The Egg


     NYCCT Awards Reception & Banquet


     November 3, 2023

     Saratoga Casino Hotel, Saratoga Springs

           2023 Awardees can be viewed here

This website is sponsored by the NYCCT Educational Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3 charitable organization that supports the educational work of New York Community College Trustees.  NYCCT is open to all community colleges in New York State.  The association promotes trustee professionalism and leadership, and the community college model.  

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