by Angela Askey, Executive Director Public Relations and Marketing
Mary Lou Hernandez, Executive Assistant to the CAC President and governing board, recently received the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Professional Board Staff Member Award during the 53rd annual ACCT Leadership Congress.
Earlier this summer, Hernandez was one of five professionals named a Regional Award recipient making her eligible for this prestigious national award.
“Identifying and recognizing outstanding community college leaders is a highlight of our year,” said ACCT President and CEO Jee Hang Lee. “The 2022 awardees are among the most dedicated we’ve seen, reflecting our colleges’ tireless commitment to helping students succeed. It is a privilege for all of us at ACCT to be able to shine a spotlight on some of the incredible people and programs at community colleges. Congratulations to all of this year’s awards recipients.”
The Professional Board Staff Member Award was first awarded by ACCT in 2001 and is presented to a board staff member of an ACCT member two-year post-secondary institution for providing exemplary service to the institution’s governing board.
Hernandez stated, “I am honored. Receiving this award has been a highlight to my career.”