PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The president of the Community College of Allegheny County has only been in that position for a few weeks, but he already has some specific goals about how to make the school better.
He calls CCAC “a college on the move.”
Dr. Quintin Bullock has a long history in the field of education.
He’s held various administrative roles at schools throughout his career, most recently serving as president of a community college in eastern New York.
But even before that, education was paramount for Dr. Bullock and his siblings growing up in Houston, Texas.
“Our parents raised us to take education as the number one priority, and to give your best at all times, and to strive for excellence and to achieve as much as you can,” said Dr. Bullock.
And achieve he did. Dr. Bullock holds various certificates and degrees, even a doctor of dental surgery degree.
At just six weeks on the job, Dr. Bullock welcomed President Obama and Vice President Biden to CCAC.
They chose to come to the school to tour its state-of-the-art facilities in automotive technology and megatronics. Dr. Bullock says the visit meant a lot to CCAC.
“It put CCAC back on the map, and we are going to build on that excitement,” Dr. Bullock said.
So, what are his plans moving forward?
“We are going to further advance our programs by looking for new programs in the areas of energy, manufacturing, technology, to expand in areas of health care, and to also look at ways to advance and to promote the value of transferring from a two-year to a four-year,” said Dr. Bullock.
Dr. Bullock says he also wants to reduce some of the stigma about attending a community college and is looking forward to the seeing the school grow.
“With the support of our board of trustees and our educational foundation, board of directors, I am confident that the leadership team and I will move CCAC to new levels of achievement,” he added.