Educational Institutions

Appalachian College Association

  • Richmond, KY
  • http://www.acaweb.org

Mission Statement

The Appalachian College Association is a non-profit consortium of 35 private four-year liberal arts institutions spread across the central Appalachian Mountains in Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Collectively these higher education institutions serve over 55,000 students.

The Association helps develop and share ideas, information, programs and resources to achieve its goals, which include promoting cooperation and collaboration among its member institutions to serve the people of Appalachia through higher education and related services. The ACA functions independently of any one institution to serve all its members.

More important than who we are is what we have done and what we expect to do. Our primary efforts are directed toward strengthening our faculty by helping them stay current in their subject matter through graduate and post-graduate study and research; giving students research experiences that supplement their basic academic courses; and encouraging each institution to reach out in service to its community and region through a variety of programs.

The ACA developed from a grant-funded project at the University of Kentucky over a 10-year period between 1980-1989. In 1990, the ACA became an independent organization, and in 1993 became its own tax-exempt classification under Section 501(c)(3) of the 1986 Internal Revenue Service Code. The ACA's purpose is exclusively educational under this designation. Governance is by a board comprised of member institutions presidents and an executive committee, which is elected by the board each year.

Six research universities in the region (University of Kentucky, University of North Carolina, University of Tennessee, West Virginia University, University of Virginia, and Virginia Tech) are affiliated with the ACA. These institutions assist the ACA in reviewing grant and fellowship applications, conducting workshops and providing technical assistance.

ruling year

1997

Principal Officer

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TOM ROGERS

Keywords

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Appalachia, colleges, faculty, students, consortium, fellowships, grants, technology, collaboration

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EIN

56-1758784

 Number

4561082301

Physical Address

801 Brighton Avenue

Richmond, KY 40475

Also Known As

ACA

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (Y12)

Nonprofit Management (S50)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Program 1

The ACA provides opportunities to ACA students, faculty, librarians, and administrators through the following programs: 1) Fellowships - To enable ACA faculty to pursue doctoral and post-doctoral studies and advanced degrees 2) Travel Grants - To provide faculty the opportunity to make presentations at professional meetings and conferences 3) Conferences and Meetings in the region - To provide opportunities for faculty and top administrators to keep abreast of current issues through collaboration with others in similar fields 4) Faculty/Student Grants - To provide the opportunity for faculty and students to work collaboratively on research or service projects 5) Training in the Use of Technology to help faculty improve their teaching 6) A Central Library-to maintain collections of books and journals which are accessible to students and faculty at the libraries of the ACA colleges 7) International Studies Programs-to enable students to study in countries outside the U.S.

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APPALACHIAN COLLEGE ASSOCIATION INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Appalachian College Association

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Principal Officer

TOM ROGERS

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

David Olive

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