ALERT: CCAC will be closed January 19, 20 and 21, 2019 with all weekend classes cancelled

Due to inclement weather conditions, all CCAC campuses, centers and off-campus locations will be closed on Saturday, January 19 and Sunday, January 20 and all weekend classes will be cancelled. The college will also be closed on Monday, January 21 to observe the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The college will reopen for business on Tuesday morning, January 22.
  • Meet CCAC's Student Success Coaches

    Mission-What we do now.

    The mission of the Student Success Coach team is to provide essential learning support through one on one communication with our students, developing campus events, sharing knowledge of CCAC and collaborating with other college departments to promote academic and personal success thus encouraging the retention of students by helping them achieve their goals at CCAC. 

    Vision-Where we want to be in 3-5 years/What the perfect coaching opportunity looks like.

    The CCAC Student Success Coach team will proactively monitor and support the academic progress of students while also acting as their point of contact for communicating with all other college departments. Through a commitment to students' needs, the team will increase student retention and ensure their successes at CCAC.

    Ashley Clark Image  

    Ashley Clark has over 8 years of experience in higher education, and has been a Student Success Coach at Boyce Campus since 2016. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication at Slippery Rock University where she served as a student leader in many capacities which began her interest in working in higher education. She has worked in several areas of education including academic advising, career services and conflict resolution. While working in education, she earned her Master of Arts in Rhetoric and Communication from Duquesne University and her Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership with a focus in Higher Education. Ashley’s approach to academic success is to build strong connections with students in efforts to guide them through their college experience. Her experience in student advising along with coaching allows students a unique experience in navigating college and challenges during their educational career. When Ashley is not helping students, you can find her enjoying outdoor activities and spending time with her rescue dog.
    Darren Image   Darren Lesher is a 2016 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work. He now attends Pitt as a graduate student pursuing his Master of Education in Higher Education Management. Darren is married to his wife, Melissa, and the couple has a young daughter.  Darren believes that with the right support and motivation, any student can succeed. He also recognizes that students face a unique set of barriers that can limit opportunities. As such, Darren is motivated to help students of diverse backgrounds with various needs achieve success. Stop by and see him support today!
    Molly Christy   Molly Christy has served as Student Success Coach at CCAC North Campus for the last 2.5 years. Molly earned her Master of Arts in Higher Education from Geneva College and a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Social Studies from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

     Sean Thomas   Sean Thomas has served as a Student Success Coach at CCAC North Campus since January 2016. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a Master of Education in Student Affairs and Higher Education from Slippery Rock University. Currently he is working on his PhD from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Administration and Leadership.
    Joey Garcia   Joey Garcia was born and raised in San Jose, CA. He attended De Anza Community College and earned two degrees (Behavioral Science and Justice Studies) before transferring to San Jose State University. There he earned both his Bachelors and Masters in Social Work. Joey has worked in education for over ten years, spending time at the high school level, community college and four year institutions. Most recently he has been supporting Division I collegiate student-athletes, assisting them with; academic advising, life skills preparation, leadership development and career development. Now here at CCAC Allegheny Campus, Joey will be working with Student Success and Pittsburgh Promise Extension. “I knew if I wanted to make a true impact on my community CCAC Allegheny Campus would be the best spot”, said Joey. “I want to help students get through their time at CCAC, and have fun doing it. College is a great experience, especially if you have the right support”! He welcomes any and all student to stop on by his office in the Library: Room 404D. Let’s welcome Joey to our CCAC Family!

    Ginger Underwood   Ginger Underwood-Herring is a Student Success Coach, Adjunct Instructor, Program Manager of ACT 101 and Campus Liaison for Women on A Mission at Allegheny Campus. She has worked for the college for 17 years and wears many hats. She has served on numerous campus committees during this time. She is a graduate of Carlow University, where she obtained her Bachelors in Communications and her Masters in Professional Counseling respectively. She has developed great working relationships with students, staff, and faculty across the college. One of her favorite quotes is Margaret Meade’s “Never doubt that a small group of committed citizens can change the world, indeed it is the only thing that ever has”.