The City University of New York Trustee Kathleen M. Pesile was awarded the prestigious Leadership Award for the Northeast Region by the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) at their 43rd Annual Leadership Congress in Boston on October 10th. The award is given to trustees for dedication and serving on numerous committees for a number of years for each of the four regions of the country.
Trustee Pesile represents the North East Region and her selection was voted on by 3000 members. Her activities since 1999 included representing CUNY on several committees, including Finance and Audit; Governance and Legislative, as well as serving as New York State chair for the New York State Community College Trustees.
In addition, each February she participates in ACCT’s Legislative Summit to meet with Congressional leaders on pending legislation affecting CUNY students.
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