The Community College of Allegheny County provides a supportive and transformative learning environment that prepares graduates to meet critical needs in the region’s workforce.
At CCAC, we believe that life outside the classroom is an important part of your college experience. Each CCAC campus has a variety of activities to enhance your lifestyle – including athletics, cultural events and personal development seminars.
The CCAC Educational
Foundation is the fundraising and benefactor arm of the college. It seeks to
create vital connections between the college and the wider community
to ensure the ongoing viability of the college.
CCAC was honored along with six other Pennsylvania community
colleges by being selected to join Achieving the Dream in 2006.
Achieving the Dream is a national initiative to help more community
college students succeed, particularly low income students and
students of color. There are more than two-hundred Achieving the
Dream institutions across the country.
Being an Achieving the Dream College augments our existing
commitments to provide learners with opportunities, including
programs and services that enable success in academic, career,
personal and civic pursuits; and to ensure the success of learners
through ongoing assessment of learning outcomes and overall
We are privileged to have two esteemed colleagues serving as our
coaches in this initiative:
About Achieving the Dream
CAPACITY CAFÉ GUIDING QUESTIONS EQUITYCAPACITY CAFÉ ENGAGEMENT & COMMUNICATIONCAPACITY CAFÉ STRATEGY & PLANNINGCAPACITY CAFÉ TEACHING & LEARNINGCapacity Cafe - Leadership & VisionCapacity Café - Policies & PracticesCapacity Cafe - Data &Technology
Next Steps: Form seven working groups to analyze the ICAT survey results and feedback from the Capacity Café to identify priorities for the FY 2019 planning and budgeting cycle.
2013 CCSSE Results
2016 CCSSE Results
Kate Quinlan, Director of Learning Outcomes and Achieving the
Dream, Committee Chair
Breitbarth, Assistant Instructor, Allegheny campusMolly Christy, Student
Success Coach, North campusMegan
Crane, Counselor, Allegheny campusRoss
Donehue, ITS Analyst and TrainerNorm
Downey, Perkins Grant DirectorDerek
Fischer , Director - West Hills CenterGiovanni Garofalo, Assistant Director Planning
Golphin, Director of Registration and Advisement, Boyce
Jacobs, Registrar/Interim Chief Information OfficerMary Lou
Kennedy, Dean of Student Development, North campusJason
Lander, Interim Manager of Communications and Learning
Lowe, Professor, Allegheny campusCarissa
Monaco, Director of Supportive Services, South campusGretchen Mullin-Sawicki, Campus President, North
campusJeff O'Donnell, Assistant
Professor, North campusClyde
Pickett, Special Assistant to the President for Diversity &
InclusionAntonio Quarterman, Director of Student Life, South
Slagle, Counselor, Boyce campusKevin
Smay, Assistant Vice President of Strategic PlanningKristin
Spiker, Director of Admissions, Allegheny campusBrenda
Trettel, Dean of Academic Affairs, South campusNatasha
Walton, Grant Resource AssociateTomi Waters, Associate Dean
of Academic Affairs, Boyce campusRoslynne
Wilson, Dean of Student Development, Allegheny campus