Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

CCAC Leadership Development Institute (LDI)

LDI 2011 Cohort Video  

Leadership Can Be Learned

The CCAC Leadership Development Institute (LDI) was developed to support the fundamental understanding that many members of the college community have the ability to lead. The LDI enables participants to develop key leadership and management skills with the goal of exploring their potential to excel in various college leadership roles: department head, committee chair, union steward, dean, vice president, campus president or even college president.


The 2014 LDI cohort is made up of 11 individuals representing multiple departments, campuses and centers within the CCAC family.

Megan Crane Student Success Coach, Allegheny
Michael Cvetic Purchasing Director, OCS
Kathy D'Imperio Administrative Assistant, South
Jamie Hightower-Poindexter Financial Aid, College Director, OCS
Dinae M. Jacobs Manager of Customer Support & Training, OCS 
Rocco Pacella Alumni Affairs Coordinator, Education Foundation
Antonio M. Quarterman Student Life Director, South
Brian J. Richards Housekeeping Supervisor, South
Shakia Robinson HR Administrator, OCS
Juel L. Smith Associate Professor, Boyce
Natasha Walton Grants Research Associate, OCS


LDI 2013 Participants

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 LDI 2011 Participants


 LDI 2012 Participants

Congratulations to the 2013  Leadership Development Institute Cohort

The 2013 LDI cohort was made up of 10 individuals representing multiple departments, campuses and centers within the CCAC family.

Justin Busch

Instructional Technologist, OCS

Darla Coleman

Student Success Coach, Allegheny

Norman Downey

Perkins Grant Director

Susanne Kelley

Senior Graphic Designer, OCS

Kristin Spiker

Director of Admissions, Allegheny

Michelle Thomas

Student Success Coach, North

Ginger Underwood-Herring

Learning Resource Assistant, Allegheny

Laurel Westrom

Student Support Specialist, Allegheny

Tara Zirkel

Director of Admissions, South

Participants met monthly to hear from regional and national speakers as well as internal experts on topics ranging from community college budgets and legislative set ups to the ethics of leadership and the power of group dynamics. A full listing of the speakers and topics experienced can be found in the 2013 LDI yearbook.

If you would like to become involved in LDI as a presenter, please contact Bonita L. Richardson at 412.237.4451.

  LDI 2011 yearbook

2011 yearbook

2012 yearbook

2013 yearbook