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FCC Board of Trustee Elected to ACCT Board of Directors

11/02/2015

Frederick Community College Board of Trustee member Debra Borden was recently elected to serve on the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Board of Directors.

ACCT is a non-profit educational organization of governing boards, representing more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees who govern more than 1,200 community, technical, and junior colleges in the United States and beyond.

Borden will serve as the Northeast Region representative for the board, which is comprised of 26 members from across the U.S. The board is tasked with establishing policies that supervise, control, and direct the association. Borden has been an ACCT member for six years.

“It will be an honor to represent FCC on this national board and be involved in decisions about policy and advocacy that advance the mission of community colleges nationwide,” Debra Borden said. “I look forward to furthering the mission of ACCT, which is to educate community college trustees and other advocates and emphasize the importance of access to affordable higher education and job training for everyone.”

Borden has served on the FCC Board of Trustees since 2009 and was the board chair from 2013-2015. She is currently serving a five-year term that expires in 2019.

Borden is the lead attorney in the Prince George's County Land Use Group for the Office of the General Counsel of the Maryland-National Park and Planning Commission. She advises the Prince George's County Planning Board and planning staff, reviews legislation, and supervises attorneys and administrative staff in the Upper Marlboro office.