• Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion

    Andrew Hughey
    Special Assistant to the President for Diversity & Inclusion

    Sumana Misra-Zets
    Civil Rights Compliance Officer

    Ketwana Schoos
    Civil Rights Investigator

    Bev Fury
    Senior Secretary

    OIDI Mission Statement

    • Promote diversity and equity that is supportive of all without regard to race, gender, age, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, creed, religion, culture, or physical and mental abilities among College staff, faculty, students and administration.
    • Assist all CCAC employees to become diversity-sensitive and cross-culturally competent by offering workshops, speakers, formal instruction and other assistance. 
    • Nurture an environment attractive to international students that connects CCAC to the global community.
    • Monitor College policies, regulations and operating procedures insuring inclusive and equitable treatment of all staff, faculty, administrators, students and members of the public.
    • Change the culture of CCAC by institutionalizing diversity and equity as core values and best practices of the college.

    College Diversity and Inclusion Committee Mission Statement

    The mission of the CCAC Diversity and Inclusion Committee is to be a vehicle for faculty, staff, students and administrators to advise the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion (OIDI) and support the college's diversity and inclusion initiatives. The committee will review the College Diversity Plan, receive regular progress reports, participate in the annual evaluation and contribute to the development of new objectives. The committee will meet at least once per year with the Citizen's Diversity Committee to receive input from the external community on the college's diversity and inclusion initiatives.


    MWDBE Business Enterprise Policy

    Community College of Allegheny County, in recognition of its commitment to the community and in keeping with its mission statement and strategic plan, has created administrative policies and procedures to ensure that eligible minority, women-owned and disadvantaged business enterprises ("MWDBE") have equal opportunity to participate fully and fairly in the college's procurement and contract awards. 


  • Nondiscrimination Policy

    The College does not discriminate and prohibits discrimination against any individual based upon race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry or place of birth, sex, gender identity or expression, perceived gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, use of a service animal due to disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, veteran status, age or other classification protected by applicable law in matters of admissions, employment, services or in the educational programs or activities that it operates. Harassment that is based on any of these characteristics, whether in verbal, physical, or visual form, constitutes a form of prohibited discrimination. This includes harassing conduct which affects tangible job benefits, unreasonably interferes with an individual's academic or work performance, or which creates what a reasonable person would perceive to be an intimidating, hostile or offensive work or educational environment.

    Employees, students, third-party vendors and guests may report conduct that is believed to be in violation of this Policy or applicable law by contacting the College’s Office of Human Resources, the Title IX Coordinator/Civil Rights Compliance Officer or such other officials as may be designated in other Board policies or administratively issued regulations and procedures. The College prohibits and will not engage in retaliation against any person who in good faith reports a violation of this Policy, provides information in an investigation of a potential violation, or otherwise engages in protected activity under the law.