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Leingang honored by national association of college trustees

Dan Leingang

Dan Leingang

The Association of Community College Trustees has honored Dan Leingang, associate professor of mathematics and department chair at Bismarck State College, with the 2013 Western Region ACCT Faculty Award.

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

“This award is well deserved. Not only is Dan committed to his students, he is an innovative leader on our campus. We’re proud to call him our own,” said BSC President Larry C. Skogen.

Leingang, who lives in Mandan with his family, is also the 2013 recipient of the Jack Fellowship Award – a $25,000 fellowship from the Bismarck State College Foundation.

“ACCT’s Regional Awards recognize the tremendous contributions made by trustees, equity programs, chief executive officers, faculty members and professional board staff of the nation’s community colleges,” said ACCT President and CEO J. Noah Brown. “ACCT’s member colleges and the individuals who serve them work tirelessly, often with little recognition. We are glad to be able to shine a spotlight on those who go above and beyond the call of duty.”

Leingang will now compete for national-level recognition at 44th annual ACCT Leadership Congress in October, which will be held in Seattle, Wash.