PITTSBURGH-Bonita L. Richardson, assistant to the President and
the Board of Trustees of the Community College of Allegheny County,
has been named a Women of Excellence honoree for 2018 by the New
Pittsburgh Courier. The honorees will be recognized at a special
reception followed by a luncheon at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh
Hotel on Friday, October 12, at 12:00 p.m.
In a letter to the Class of 2018 Women of Excellence Award
recipients, Rod Doss, editor and publisher of the New Pittsburgh
Courier, details the criteria for being selected to join the elite
group of African-American women who are making a real difference in
their professions and communities:
"For your desire to explore, ability to build work anew and
your creativity to reinvent traditions, we want to highlight you
for your virtues of not only excellence but self-awareness and high
standards as well."
Richardson, of Penn Hills, has served students in a variety of
roles since joining CCAC in 1990. In her current role since 2004,
she is primarily responsible for managing the offices of CCAC
President Dr. Quintin Bullock and the CCAC Board of Trustees.
Richardson is responsible for the planning and logistics of
meetings of the board and its committees, and she works closely
with the president and trustees to communicate information
regarding college policies and procedures. She also serves as
liaison to individual trustees, administrators, faculty, staff,
students and external constituents, handling confidential matters
and issues directed to the executive offices. Additionally,
Richardson reviews items requiring the approval of the president or
board; provides project management support; and is responsible
for planning college events such as commencement, dedications,
groundbreakings and receptions.
"I am honored and humbled to be named a Women of Excellence
honoree by the New Pittsburgh Courier," said Richardson, who
was nominated by CCAC Board of Trustees members and internal
colleagues. "It is my pleasure and privilege to work with
such a wonderful group of people."