Updates from Pittsburgh Parish

Pittsburgh Parish Calvary UMC-1Calvary Guest Preacher- Daoud Nassar

Daoud Nassar is a native of Bethlehem, Palestine. He is married to Jihan Nassar, and they have three young children in their family. Daoud is a Palestinian Christian, fluent in Arabic, German and English, with a degree in Biblical Studies from a Bible school in Austria, a B.A. degree in Business from Bethlehem University, and a degree in Tourism Management from Bielefeld University in Germany. He manages the farm known as Daher’s Vineyard located in the West Bank of Palestine and directs the work of the programs and projects known as Tent of Nations.

Pittsburgh Parish Church of Our Saviour-1Church of Our Saviour- The Community College of Allegheny County Board of Trustees, unanimously appointed Quintin B. Bullock, DDS, president of Schenectady County Community College in New York, as the college’s ninth president.

Pittsburgh Parish Church of Our Saviour-2A 55-year-old native of Houston, Texas, Bullock has led SCCC since 2009. Under his stewardship, he developed a five-year strategic plan; established new business, industry and community partnerships; facilitated the development and implementation of new academic and career programs that respond to an emerging workforce; and secured more than $12 million in federal, state and private funding to support and expand college services and the development of new academic and career programs. Additionally, he has overseen new capital projects, including the development of a satellite site, expansions of existing facilities and construction of SCCC’s first student housing. Bullock also led the development of the opening of SCCC’s first out-of-county extension site, scheduled to open January, 2014, in Albany, New York.

Dr. Bullock was named to a three-year term as the ninth president of CCAC. He began his duties at CCAC in March 2014.

Dr. Bullock holds Bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Prairie View A&M University and a Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Texas Health Science Center: Dental Branch. His leadership training includes the League of Innovation in the Community College Executive Leadership Institute; the American Association for Community Colleges Future Leaders Program, the Thomas Lakin Institute for Mentored Leaders; the Wharton/RHE Program in Higher Education; and the Harvard Seminar for New Presidents

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Quintin Bullock to the Community College of Allegheny County. It is rare when you find an individual who possesses the right combination of leadership qualities and experience necessary to run a diverse, multi-campus community college such as CCAC but I, along with the rest of the board, feel that we have found that person in Dr. Bullock,” says CCAC Board of Trustees Chair Amy M. Kuntz.

“My leadership mantra is grounded by the parable of the faithful servant, ‘to whom much is given, much is required.’ Every cog in the wheel of my professional journey has not only afforded me rich new knowledge to become a better leader, but has also provided me with critically important information in which to enact a vision—a vision for higher education in general and community colleges in particular,” says Dr. Bullock. “I thank SCCC for its past, and CCAC for its future, support. I am ready, willing and able to serve as CCAC’s new president.”