Andrew Walker Named Pitt's CAP Director
WINTERVILLE—Pitt Community College administrators announced this week that employee Andrew Walker has moved into a new role at the college and is now serving as director of Career and Academic Planning (CAP).
Walker, who has been Pitt’s research coordinator since 2010, will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of the college’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), which is an important part of PCC’s pursuit of re-accreditation from the Southern Association of Schools Commission on Colleges (COC).
After gathering input from across campus, a team of faculty, staff and administrators selected “Career and Academic Planning” as Pitt’s QEP topic, since both are important to student persistence and completion. When a COC team visits the college in September, it will examine data and conduct interviews to evaluate the soundness of PCC’s plan.
“This is a very exciting time for Pitt Community College,” says Walker. “We have chosen to concentrate on increasing student success by focusing on two very import aspects of a student's experience: in-depth exploration of career opportunities and improved academic advising that will help them achieve their educational goals.”
In his new role, Walker will work with faculty and staff in the weeks leading up to the COC visit to establish improved processes for career development and academic advising for associate in applied science students. He will also strive to incorporate suggestions from the COC team members into PCC’s QEP efforts.
Walker came to Pitt from James Sprunt Community College, where he served as coordinator of Research, Planning and Institutional Effectiveness. His work experience also includes service as a university research team leader in the psychology department at Penn State.
For nine years, Walker was a percussion instructor at Rozitte Music Learning Center, where he worked with students with disabilities, including autism and Down syndrome.