External Affairs

Mission

The Office of External Affairs serves the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) by advancing the strategic interests of ACCS among local, state and federal elected officials and government agencies, as well as with civic and business leaders. In pursuit of this mission, the Division strives to conduct itself in a highly visible and ethical manner. Objectives include:

  • Develop and strengthen relationships with local, state and federal officials, as well as with representatives from governmental and community agencies and the business community.
  • Inform legislators on issues concerning ACCS and education policy development and legislation.
  • Establish and maintain collaborative efforts between the institutions in order to influence city, state and federal legislation impacting ACCS.
  • Track and report governmental relations activities.

Additionally, the Office of External Affairs provides internal and external communication services to enhance the visibility of the institutions in the Alabama Community College System and the System Office and to accurately project key messages and images through the use of a variety of communication methods, including mass media, electronic and online venues, news and feature releases, publications, the Web site, coordinated outreach activities, advertising and responses to media queries.

Contacts

Boone Kinard
Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Governmental Affairs
Alabama Community College System
(o) 334.293.4718
(c) 334.462.0665
boone.kinard@accs.edu

 

Rachel Adams
Communications and Marketing Administrator
Alabama Community College System
(o) 334.293.4651
(c) 334.328.6191
rachel.adams@accs.edu

 

 

Documents

  2017 Legislative Agenda
  Alabama Community College Facts
  2016 Budget Brief (1-2-7 Imperative)
  Alabama Open Meetings
  Alabama Open Records Law
  Access to Public Records
  Freedom of Information Act
  Media Request
  Graphics Standards

Previous Archived Sessions

2016 Legislative Updates
2015 Legislative Updates
2013 Legislative Updates
2012 Legislative Updates
2011 Legislative Updates
2010 Legislative Updates
2009 Legislative Updates
2008 Legislative Updates

ARCHIVED PRESS RELEASES

2013 ARCHIVED PRESS RELEASES
2012 ARCHIVED PRESS RELEASES
2011 ARCHIVED PRESS RELEASES
2010 ARCHIVED PRESS RELEASES
2009 ARCHIVED PRESS RELEASES

Affiliated Agencies & Organizations

Alabama Legislature
United States Congress
Office of the Governor
Public Relations Council of Alabama
Southern Public Relations Federation
National Council for Marketing and Public Relations