As Executive Director of the Local, County & State Government Relations & Special Projects department, Charles T. Blocksidge, PhD works to develop and expand relationships with regional public leadership and coordinates multiple college initiatives. Dr. Blocksidge has been employed with CCAC since 2002 and previously served 14 years on the college’s board of trustees. His most recent role was as executive director of the CCAC–Allegheny County Workforce Alliance, where he led efforts to improve workforce development in the region in response to the critical need for skilled workers. Prior to that, he served as vice president of organizational development, where he led the efforts of the college’s Center for Learning to provide partnerships with P-12 and programs to ensure student success through private and public grants. Additionally, he has been responsible for the college’s professional development and public relations.
Blocksidge previously served as a school superintendent and held other administrative positions in several local school districts. He also worked in Allegheny County government as director of budget and finance, where he managed an operating budget of $750 million and financing for a billion dollars of capital projects. He has been an adjunct faculty member at CCAC and the Graduate School of Business at Robert Morris University. He serves on the boards of the Regional Industrial Development Authority, Municipal Authority of the Township of Robinson, Allegheny County Board of Property Assessments, Local Government Academy, Academy Review Board for US Service Academies and Veterans Leadership Program.
Blocksidge holds a bachelor's degree in education from Kutztown University and administrative certifications from Temple University, a master's degree from Duquesne University and a doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh.