Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Campus President, Allegheny Campus & Homewood-Brushton Center

Donna L. Imhoff, PhD was named campus president of Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) North Campus and the CCAC West Hills Center in July 2008. In addition, she served as interim campus president of CCAC Allegheny Campus and CCAC Homewood-Brushton Center through July 2013. In January of 2013, Imhoff was appointed campus president to the Allegheny Campus and Homewood Brushton Center.

Imhoff joined CCAC in 1985, first serving as a coordinator/instructor at the CCAC North Campus. She later served in a variety of roles, working as the acting assistant director of social service career programs at CCAC North Campus and as a career counselor and professor at CCAC South Campus and the CCAC Downtown Center. Her CCAC experience encompasses work as an academic advisor for more than seven years and as an American Federation of Teachers (AFT) union vice president for more than eight years. She was named an associate professor of Psychology at CCAC South Campus in 2001 and a professor in 2003, where her work included teaching courses such as Introduction to Psychology; Human Growth and Development; Research Methods and Social Psychology. She was also named department chair of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Education at CCAC South Campus in 2005.

On February 12, 2013, Imhoff received a proclamation for her accomplishments from Pittsburgh City Council, proclaiming “Donna Imhoff Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.  She received the Pittsburgh YWCA 2012 Tribute to Women Leadership Award in Education and the NISOD Excellence in Teaching Award at the International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence in 2003. 

Imhoff is a member of the board of directors of Crisis Center North, having served as board president; she has also served as a member of the Commission on Economic and Workforce Development of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and has served on the Holy Family Institute Community Services Board.  She is a 2014 graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh’s class, LPXXX.

She has presented to both CCAC and national conference audiences on a variety of topics including services to students with disabilities; classroom learning versus workplace expectations; modern methods of cheating by students; bullying in the workplace; assessment of student learning; and sexual identity development.  In 2009, she completed a seminar sponsored by the Federal Bureau of Investigations and Robert Morris University entitled, “The Active Shooter:  Keeping Our Campus Safe.”

Imhoff holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Rehabilitation Education from the Pennsylvania State University, a Master of Science in Education in School Psychology from Duquesne University, a master’s certificate in Women’s Studies from the University of Pittsburgh and a doctorate in Social and Comparative Analysis in Education from the University of Pittsburgh, and is a 2009 graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School, Crisis Leadership in Higher Education program.

Donna L. Imhoff, PhD

Administrative Staff