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Vice President and Chief of Staff


Frank Sargent, Ed.D., J.D. serves as Vice President and Chief of Staff for the Community College of Allegheny County. As a senior member of the president's College Leadership Team, Dr. Sargent has broad and comprehensive responsibilities for the success of College operations with regard to administrative and strategic planning.

Dr. Sargent joined the Community College of Allegheny County from Newbury College in Brookline, Mass. Among many of his accomplishments as chief academic officer, Dr. Sargent led the development of numerous academic programs to include a FAA-approved aviation flight training program. Dr. Sargent developed many institutional partnerships and study abroad opportunities that greatly enhanced the student learning experience. Throughout his career in higher education Dr. Sargent skillfully shaped and spearheaded strategic initiatives, guided large-scale program expansion efforts, and partnered with business, community, and civic organizations to achieve mission goals with strong and sustainable results. His experiences bring creative and dynamic leadership and policy direction for institutional and strategic planning.

A first-generation college student, Dr. Sargent obtained an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Johnson & Wales University, a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Mass., and a B.S. from Salem State College. His teaching interests include leadership, higher education leadership, and higher education administration theory and organizational culture.

Dr. Sargent is an attorney and academic scholar whose research is aimed at helping higher education leaders better understand the law and its role in higher education. He has been active in a number of professional organizations, including the Association of Chief Academic Officers, Northeastern Educational Research Association, the Council of Independent Colleges, and the Massachusetts Bar Association.

Dr. Sargent is a former military officer and aviator who volunteers much of his time to assisting veterans and disabled veterans of the armed services that seek educational and transitional assistance.

Linda Friedrich
Administrative Assistant to the Vice President and Chief of Staff
Community College of Allegheny County
800 Allegheny Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15233
Phone:  412-237-3109