WASHINGTON, D.C. - Dr. Lawrence A. Nespoli, president of the New Jersey Council of County Colleges, has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), a national organization representing the nation's almost 1,200 two-year colleges and their more than 13 million students.
The new board members will officially take office July 1.
Comprising 32 members, the AACC board governs association policy and helps guide strategic direction for national advocacy and other key functions of the Washington, D.C.-based organization.
"Community colleges provide access to higher education for all students who desire to learn," Nespoli
As the NJCCC president, Nespoli works with trustees and presidents throughout New Jersey to provide statewide leadership and advocacy for the state's 19 community colleges.
He has published extensively in the area of community college policy, finance and legislative trends, serves on numerous national boards and organizations, and is a frequent presenter at state, regional, and national conferences.
He holds a bachelor's degree from Bucknell University, a master's degree from Catholic University, and a doctorate from Penn State.