Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

11/13/2012 -- CCAC welcomes new cabinet-level officials

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PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) recently selected three individuals to fill open positions on the college’s President’s Cabinet.

Alicia Booker, Vice President for Workforce Development
Alicia Booker was hired as vice president over CCAC’s workforce development division, which is responsible for the non-credit educational programs that provide workforce training and community education experiences to more than 30,000 students annually.

Booker comes to CCAC after four years as president and CEO of Genesee/Shiawassee Michigan Works! Career Alliance in Flint, Mich., a regional workforce investment board. In that role, she reversed a $1.2 million operating deficit to return the agency to solvency. She also has extensive experience with community colleges in Virginia and North Carolina.

Booker earned a master’s degree from Central Michigan University and a bachelor’s degree from DePaul University. She is a doctoral candidate at Wayne State University.

Clyde Wilson Pickett, Special Assistant to the President for Diversity and Inclusion
Clyde Wilson Pickett assumes leadership of CCAC’s Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, which is responsible for coordinating civil rights compliance and promoting a culture of inclusion across the institution. He previously served as director of multicultural development for Ohio Northern University, where he contributed to a 43% increase in retention and increased enrollment of students of color, reestablished a campus multicultural center and grew diversity programming by a factor of ten.

Picket has also presented and lectured widely and has founded two diversity and educational consulting firms. He earned a master’s degree from Morehead State University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky.

Paul Schwarzmiller, Vice President for Human Resources
Paul Schwarzmiller was recently selected as permanent vice president for human resources at CCAC following a year in the position on an interim basis. He directs the development, implementation, administration and coordination of efforts in the areas of faculty and staff recruitment, employee relations, compensation, benefits and diversity.

Schwarzmiller joined CCAC in 2004 as a generalist in Human Resources; he previously worked in private industry. He is a trustee on the Allegheny County Schools Health Insurance Consortium board and was a member of the first cohort of CCAC’s Leadership Development Institute.

Schwarzmiller earned a master’s degree from Robert Morris University and a bachelor's degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.


About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates 33,000 credit students through 170 degree, certificate and transfer programs and offers non-credit and workforce development courses to 30,000 students. The learning-centered institution’s mission is to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society. CCAC’s quality programs enable students to transfer credits to 520 colleges and universities and support regional workforce needs with accessible instruction available day, evening, weekend and online in Allegheny County and beyond. Visit to learn more.


Alicia Booker

Alicia Booker

Clyde Pickett

Clyde Pickett

Paul Schwartzmiller

Paul Schwarzmiller