Courtesy of Bates Technical College

The Board of Directors of American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) has appointed Bates Technical College President Lin Zhou to serve on the AACC’s Commission on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity.

Zhou and other commission members are tasked with implementing a joint diversity, equity, and inclusion statement from the AACC and the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT).

“I am extremely humbled and honored that the Board of Directors of American Association of Community Colleges has appointed me to the Commission on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity. This opportunity will help me continue the important work of ensuring equitable, diverse, and inclusive educational opportunities for all students,” said Zhou in a prepared statement.

The AACC is the primary advocacy organization for the nation’s community colleges. The association represents nearly 1,200 two-year, associate degree-granting institutions and more than 12 million students. The ACCT is a non-profit educational organization of governing boards that represent 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.