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Scheller Appointed to National Community College Trustees Leadership

The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) has appointed Tessa James Scheller to the ACCT Diversity Committee as an Associate Member. In making appointments, the ACCT considers regional representation, gender and diversity.

Tessa James Scheller was appointed to the Clatsop Community College Board of Directors in April 2010, elected in 2011, and represents zone 3 that includes Clatsop Plains, Hammond and Warrenton. She retired in 2008 after a 30 year career as a Nurse Anesthetist, CRNA.

Scheller says, "The Clatsop Community College Board of Directors, Administration and IOU Committee supported my nomination to the ACCT National Diversity Committee.  I attended the ACCT annual Leadership Congress and Conference in Seattle last month and was welcomed to serve on the Diversity Committee.  I am keenly interested in service on the ACCT Diversity Committee to assist in providing leadership for the involvement of historically underrepresented and diverse populations within the governance activities of ACCT.  I fully support respect for and acceptance of diverse individuals and awareness of educational opportunities that can strengthen links to minority populations.  Access to higher education is an essential part of creating an inclusive and productive community."

The ACCT is a non-profit educational organization of governing boards representing more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees who represent more than 1,200 community, technical and junior colleges in the U.S. and beyond. Its Diversity Committee ensures leadership for the involvement of historically underrepresented diverse populations within the governance activities of ACCT. It promotes respect for and acceptance of diverse individuals and promotes awareness and educational opportunity for underrepresented populations. It advises the ACCT Board by strengthening the links with the minority membership, identifying issues that require member input and recommending strategies to gather input.

For information , contact the Office of the President, 503-338-2425.

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