02/08/2013 -- CCAC Board of Trustees recognizes two former trustees, welcomes new member

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PITTSBURGH—During yesterday’s regular meeting of the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) Board of Trustees, the board honored William R. Robinson with the designation Trustee Emeritus, approved a resolution recognizing former trustee Elayne Arrington, PhD, and introduced new board member, Rex L. Crawley, PhD.

Trustee Emeritus Robinson was bestowed the title for his contributions to the CCAC Board of Trustees, having served as both a member from 1997 and as board chair from 2010 until end 2012. He continues to serve as a member of the CCAC Educational Foundation Board of Directors and as a member of the steering committee for Imagine & Achieve: The Campaign for the Community College of Allegheny County.

Former trustee Arrington was recognized for her accomplishments and service to CCAC and the wider community. A member of the CCAC Board of Trustees from 2007 until end 2012, Arrington has the distinction of being the first African American female and the third female to graduate from the University of Pittsburgh School of Engineering, as well as the 17th African American female in the United States to earn a doctorate in Mathematics.

Trustee Crawley, PhD, joins the CCAC board and its Student Success and Completion Committee. He is the assistant dean for the School of Communications & Information Sciences at Robert Morris University and brings to the board his wealth of experience on matters relating to intercultural and interpersonal communication, Black masculinity and diversity management.


About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates 33,000 credit students through 155 degree, certificate and transfer programs and offers non-credit and workforce development courses to 30,000 students. The learning-centered institution’s mission is to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society. CCAC’s quality programs enable students to transfer credits to 520 colleges and universities and support regional workforce needs with accessible instruction available day, evening, weekend and online in Allegheny County and beyond.

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