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PITTSBURGH—Barbara Evans, EdD, associate dean of Academic Affairs at the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) South Campus, has been selected as one of the New Pittsburgh Courier’s 50 Women of Excellence. She will receive the award at a luncheon on June 28.
Evans joined CCAC in June 2009. Part of CCAC–South Campus’ administrative management team, Evans oversees matters related to academic leadership including student concerns, faculty scheduling, academic program development and assessment and community collaboration. She was the creative mind behind CCAC’s Ethnic Relations: Service Learning in Jamaica course. A first of its kind for the college, it included a one-week service learning practicum in Jamaica. Evans is the 2012 CCAC–South Campus winner of the Go the Extra Mile Award and in 2011, accepted the College Vanguard Diversity Award for the college’s One College, One Community Big Read initiative, a program in which she serves as project director.
Active in the community, Evans serves on the boards of Amizade and the Pennsylvania Council of International Education, and is a member of several other organizations including SPRING Community Engagement, The Pittsburgh Gospel Choir and Mt. Ararat Baptist Church.
A resident of Monroeville, Evans holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Writing, a Master of Arts in Teaching and a doctorate in Education from the University of Pittsburgh.
About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates 33,000 credit students through 170 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.