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Posted on June 28, 2012

Portrait of Dr. Lisa McBride. Dr. Lisa McBride, university ombudsperson and special assistant to the president for Equal Employment and Educational Opportunity at Cal U, has been selected as one of the New Pittsburgh Courier’s 2012 Women of Excellence.

McBride will accept her award, which is presented each year to the Pittsburgh region’s most successful and influential African-American women, at a luncheon on June 28 at the Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh.

She joins Cal U Acting University President Geraldine M. Jones, who accepted the award in 2010.

McBride is a founding member of Cal U Men United, a mentoring group for students aimed at improving retention and graduation rates for men of color. She also serves the university community as chair of the President’s Commission for the Status of Women.

“I feel that God has given me confidence, wisdom and boldness to pursue the dreams and desires of my heart, which is to make a difference in the lives of our Cal U students and the greater community and to remain humble along the way,” McBride said.

She earned her Ph.D. in conflict analysis and resolution from Nova Southeastern University, in Florida, and her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in criminology from Indiana State University.