Jamilah Ducar

  • Director, Community Engagement

Jamilah Ducar began her work with CGR in 2017 as the Assistant Director of Community Relations.

Now the Director of Community Engagement, she leads University efforts and interactions with key neighborhood constituencies by monitoring and addressing community concerns in the greater Oakland area and partnering to advance strategic engagement and public service initiatives across a wide range of stakeholders. 

Jamilah serves the institution as co-chair of both the Community Engaged Scholarship Forum and the staff Engagement Community of Practice in partnership with the Associate Vice Provost for Academic Innovation, Julia Spears. She is on the steering committee for the Pitt United Way Campaign as well as the national steering committee of the Place Based Justice Network.

Jamilah received a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Leadership from Duquesne University, a Master of Public Management from Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University, and will receive a Doctor of Education degree as part of the inaugural Urban Education cohort from Pitt’s School of Education in 2022 (along with teammate Daren Ellerbee).