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For immediate release — Oct. 2, 2007(DALLAS) — Members of the Dallas County Community College District’s Board of Trustees were honored collectively by the Association of Community College Trustees for their efforts to support and promote equity and diversity within the district. The trustees received the ACCT Western Region Equity Award for 2007 and were acknowledged during the association’s annual conference in San Diego, Calif., last week.
“We are honored to receive the Western Region ACCT Equity Award on behalf of the Dallas County Community College District,” said Jerry Prater, chair of DCCCD’s board of trustees. “Our board has focused on issues of equity and diversity for years in terms of students, faculty, staff, administrators, the community, area businesses and our partners in K-12 and higher education. I am excited to see that those efforts were acknowledged by a national organization and that we are leading the way in this area of the country.”
Prater added, “The district’s efforts in the areas of equity and diversity are integral to the goals and objectives of the DCCCD board of trustees. Those goals and objectives are the guidelines by which the district operates, conducts business, seeks to recruit students and works within the variety of diverse communities that comprise Dallas County.”
Dr. Wright Lassiter, DCCCD’s chancellor, nominated the trustees for the award and accepted it on behalf of the district and the board members. ACCT’s Equity Award is based on the following criteria:
DCCCD’s significant achievements were submitted in the nomination for ACCT’s Equity Award. Some examples are listed below:
For more information, contact Ann Hatch in the DCCCD office of public and governmental affairs, at 214-860-2478 or firstname.lastname@example.org.# # #Photo: front row, left to right: Diana Flores, Martha Sanchez Metzger, Jerry Prater, Charletta Compton, JL Sonny Williams, Kitty Boyle and Bob Ferguson; back row: Dr. Wright LassiterPress contact: Ann Hatch214-860-2478; email@example.com