From Dentistry to Diversity, meet Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) president, Dr. Quintin Bullock

Updated Oct 28, 2021



INTRODUCTION:

In this episode of In The Margins, we meet Dr. Quintin Bullock, president of  Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC). Continuing our focus on institutions doing transformative work in diversity and inclusion in higher education, host Ralph Newell and Dr. Bullock discuss the importance of leadership and having those critical conversations when it comes to race.

Tune in as Dr. Bullock discusses his new leadership role at CCAC and shares his strategies to ensure that community colleges prioritize equity in their policies, procedures, and practices.

KEY POINTS:

•    The role of a Chief Diversity Officer      
•    Use of critical race theory as a legitimate academic tool
•    Job’s for the Future’s five commitments for community colleges
•    Effects of COVID-19 on diversity efforts
•    How Dr. Bullock went from dentistry to college president
•    Responsibilities of a community college vs. a four-year institution  

QUOTABLES:

“One thing that we recognize from the Covid-19 pandemic was that there was clearly a digital divide and the access to adequate equipment and technology in order to succeed in a virtual environment.”

“We've come down similar paths. And it is achievable if you work hard and keep your eye on the prize.”


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