Director of Career & Technical Education, Community College of Allegheny County

Laurel Westrom works at the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) and serves as the Director of Career and Technical Education for the Perkins Grant at CCAC’s North Campus and West Hills Center. The West Hills Center is home to CCAC’s skilled trades programs. Prior to becoming Director, Westrom was a Student Success Coach at CCAC and acted as a mentor to many students. As Director, her focus is on increasing student retention by providing students with the skills and support necessary to improve their grade point averages and completion rates. She also focuses on increasing participation and completion rates among nontraditional students within career and technical education. She holds an MA in student personnel from Slippery Rock University, a BS in psychology from Slippery Rock, and an AS from CCAC.