NWCCD Board of Trustees member Walter Wragge named to national committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                         November 11, 2013

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NWCCD Board of Trustees member Walter Wragge named to national committee

Walter Wragge, a member of the Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees, has been appointed as an associate committee member to the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) for 2014.

Wragge will serve on the Member Communications and Education Committee. According to Wragge, this committee is responsible for evaluating and making recommendations to strengthen the ACCT Board’s links with the membership; identifying issues that require member input; and recommending strategies to gather input.  Additionally, it evaluates and makes recommendations to strengthen current ACCT education programs and recommend additional programs that promote effective board governance through advocacy and education. The first meeting for 2014 will take place on Sunday, Feb. 9, in conjunction with the Community College National Legislative Summit in Washington, D.C.

“I am very excited and pleased to be able to serve at the national level. I believe strongly in frequent and current communication with our member trustees.  It is through these channels that members will become informed using current information from which they can make informed decisions to benefit their institutions.  I also believe strongly in continuing education for trustees on topics of their interest and current topics which will influence decisions and activities on their individual campuses,” Wragge said.

A non-profit educational organization of governing boards, ACCT represents more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees who govern more than 1,200 community, technical and junior colleges across the nation and beyond.

“Having a member of our board active at the national level is a real benefit to our District,” said NWCCD President Paul Young.  “Walt stays abreast of all of the national, state and local issues facing education today and his commitment to our students and communities is strong.”

Wragge will join associate members from Illinois, California, Arizona and more.

Walt Wragge

Wragge’s appointed term will run through the end of the 2014 ACCT Community College Leadership Congress in Chicago, from Oct. 22-25, 2014.

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