Community College of Allegheny County executive receives national diversity award

Article by: CCAC Public Relations

Nancilee PortraitPITTSBURGH-Nancilee Burzachechi,  executive director, Government and External Affairs at CCAC,has been named one of 10 Pittsburgh recipients of the 2015 Most Powerful & Influential Women awards by the  National Diversity Council. The awards were presented at the council's sixth annual Pittsburgh Leadership Conference on Thursday, October 22, at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center.

Through the awards, the National Diversity Council seeks to recognize and honor women who have not only achieved personal success but have made it possible for others to more easily follow in their footsteps.

"I am honored to be included with this stellar group of women and am humbled by the award," said Burzachechi, who has been with the college since 2001.

To be selected, candidates must demonstrate the following criteria:

  • Provide leadership excellence in the public and/or private sectors.
  • Sustain a record of accomplishments and/or contributions to field of work throughout scope of her career.
  • Have clout within her organization in terms of significant impact on revenues, profitability and/or direction of the organization.
  • Demonstrate leadership and commitment to community well-being and/or high visibility in the community.

Through her position, Burzachechi has the opportunity to promote greater understanding of the role post-secondary education can provide for women and underrepresented populations. She is devoted to bringing educational opportunities to the residents of the region and serves as a mentor and an adjunct faculty member in the Business departments of CCAC's Boyce and Allegheny campuses where she teaches credit classes in Marketing, Advertising and Business.

Prior to February 2015, Burzachechi served as the vice president of Institutional Advancement & External Relations and was responsible for government relations and advocacy, public fundraising, institutional communications, public relations and marketing. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh's College of Arts & Sciences, School of Law and Katz Graduate School of Business.

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