Newsmaker: Christopher W. Robinson
Noteworthy: Robinson won a Vanguard Diversity Award from the Community College of Allegheny County for his “commitment to providing culturally diverse and relevant educational programs and events to the students and staff of CCAC South Campus.”
Residence: Brentwood; originally from Kalamazoo, Mich.
Occupation: Assistant professor of social work at CCAC South Campus in West Mifflin; professional development coordinator for the CCAC Office of Professional Development; South Campus diversity officer for CCAC's Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion
Background: Robinson founded the House of Infiniti Pittsburgh, a traveling social-performance troupe. It's made up of African-American LGBT youths who participate in fashion and dance competitions known as balls.
Education: Bachelor's degree in social work from Jackson State University in Mississippi and a master's degree in social work from the University of Pittsburgh. Robinson is enrolled in a higher education and leadership studies doctoral program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Quote: “I really appreciate CCAC for providing me with the opportunity to carry out some of the efforts to promote diversity that I believe in,” Robinson said.