In this episode of the L3 Leadership podcast, you’ll hear President of CCAC, Dr. Quintin Bullock’s talk on the characteristics of a leader.
Connect with Dr. Bullock:
- “Leadership is not popularity, it’s a passion and the ability to deliver.
- 1/3 of people will be with you, 1/3 will get on board through communication and nurturing, and 1/3 will never get on board no matter what you do. Move with the 2/3!
- You have to listen. Do a listening tour.
- Boards keep leaders engaged and in front of the community.
- Don’t always take the easy way out
- Be careful what other people tell you about leaders. Get your own views and thoughts.
- Don’t let someone else be your brain!
- Address your weaknesses without being told to do it
- Earn your go!
Dr. Bullock’s Bio
On December 4, 2013, the Community College of Allegheny County Board of Trustees unanimously appointed Dr. Quintin B. Bullock as the college’s ninth president. He began serving as CCAC president on March 5, 2014.
In his first three years, President Bullock has overseen the development of a new five-year strategic plan; established new business, industry and community partnerships; and expanded articulation agreements and dual enrollment programming opportunities with colleges, universities, school districts, and career and education technical centers. Under his leadership, the college has also facilitated the development and implementation of new academic and career programs; secured CCAC’s largest federal grant totaling more than $13 million over five years; and led a successful 50th Anniversary celebration that resulted in new partnerships, increased giving and the creation of 33 new student scholarships. Additionally, President Bullock has spearheaded many capital projects, including the renovation of historic West Hall, development of a satellite site at the Energy Innovation Center, establishment of a comprehensive energy project on CCAC’s South Campus, expansion of existing facilities and the construction of a new college bookstore and CCAC’s first Starbucks located on Allegheny Campus.
Before joining CCAC, President Bullock served as president of Schenectady County Community College in New York. While there, he was responsible for developing two satellite centers and an $11 million student housing center. Prior to his tenure with SCCC, President Bullock served as provost of Tidewater Community College, the second largest of 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
President Bullock holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Prairie View A&M University and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center: Dental Branch. His leadership training includes the League for Innovation in the Community College Executive Leadership Institute; the American Association for Community Colleges Future Leaders Program; the Thomas Lakin Institute for Mentored Leaders; the Wharton/RHE Program in Higher Education; and the Harvard Seminar for New Presidents.
President Bullock’s community and professional affiliations are many. He is on the board of Vibrant Pittsburgh, Caring Place Foundation, Partners 4 Work, Youth Places, Buhl Foundation, Boys Scouts of America Laurel Highlands Council, Pittsburgh Public Theater and Pennsylvania Economy League of Greater Pittsburgh. For his work and advocacy on behalf of education and the community, President Bullock has received numerous awards and honors.