Clark State Community College Board of Trustees member Andy Bell has been appointed to the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Finance and Audit Committee for 2018.
“Andy Bell has served Clark State’s students, faculty and staff with distinction as a Board member,” said Dr. Jo Alice Blondin, president of Clark State. “Now, on a national level, ACCT will benefit from Andy’s financial acumen, student-centeredness and dedication to the community college mission.”
Bell has also served as chairperson of the Finance Committee for Clark State, Wittenberg University and the Global Impact STEM Academy. He has been attending ACCT meetings and conferences and considers it one of the best professional trade associations.
“Finance is an area I really enjoy, so I decided to apply,” said Bell. “I’m looking forward to serving and learning and hopefully contributing to ACCT.”
Bell’s involvement with Clark State began with the Foundation Board in 2000. He served for the maximum nine years, including two terms as chairperson. During this time, he also served as chairperson of two capital campaigns. Because of his extraordinary service on the Foundation Board, he was appointed by the Governor to the Clark State Board of Trustees in 2006 and served multiple terms as both chairperson and vice chairperson. He is the only person to have served as chair of both the College Board and the Foundation Board at the same time. He has also attended many state trustee conferences through the Ohio Association of Community Colleges.
This year, Bell was honored with the Maureen C. Grady Award for Special Achievement and recognized as Champion of Clark State.
“I believe in the mission of Clark State and what we do for our students,” Bell said in a past statement. “It’s exciting times for community colleges because they are really coming into their own with partnerships with high schools and four-year colleges. The value of community colleges is at an all-time high.”
The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) is a non-profit educational organization of governing boards, representing more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees who govern over 1,200 community, technical and junior colleges in the United States and beyond. Located in Washington, D.C., ACCT is a major voice of community college trustees to the presidential administration, U.S. Congress, the Departments of Education and Labor and more.