Altmayer wins national college trustee leadership award

Dan Altmayer

A longtime Highline College trustee has earned the highest honor given to two-year college trustees in the United States.

Dan Altmayer, of Federal Way, received the 2017 Trustee Leadership Award from the Association of Community College Trustees during an awards ceremony Sept. 27 in Las Vegas.

The annual award recognizes exceptional contributions and service among trustees at more than 1,100 two-year postsecondary institutions.

“The fact that I was selected for the award is simply an acknowledgement of the great work that everybody here at the college does,” Altmayer, who has been a trustee since 2008, said in a press release. “Without the great outcomes that we have been able to achieve together, I wouldn’t have been considered.”

In May, Altmayer received the 2017 Trustee Leadership Award from the Washington State Association of College Trustees. ACT annually recognizes an individual trustee who has made a significant contribution to promote Washington’s 34 community and technical colleges.

As winner of the statewide award, he was a candidate for ACCT’s Pacific Regional Trustee Leadership Award, which he won in July. His selection as one of five regional winners in the United States made him eligible for the national award.

Highline’s five-member board is composed of community members from the college’s service area of South King County.

Altmayer has been a financial adviser with Edward Jones Investments for 25 years. Originally from Hoffman Estates, Illinois, he is a 1984 graduate of Northern Illinois University.

The Association of Community College Trustees is a nonprofit educational organization of governing boards, representing more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees.

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