• AACAS Executive Committee

    Four students posing in front of AACAS presentation during Symposium The AACAS Executive Committee is a separate entity of the AACAS Council, which comprises of a representative group of African American gifted and talented students from each of the nine high schools in the Pittsburgh Public Schools district. They meet monthly and are guided and sponsored by Dr. Wayne N. Walters, Assistant Superintendent-Pittsburgh Public Schools. Each year, they organize and deliver an annual Symposium for over 600 AACAS Council members. The Symposium includes student workshops, guest speakers, and a teen forum.

    The African American Centers for Advanced Studies Executive Committee is broken up into three branches offering multiple ways for the students to get involved:

    Logistics Branch

    Makes sure that all students and presenters are accounted for, the daily schedules are in order, and all the minuscule details that allow for everything to run smoothly.

    Marketing Branch

    The outreach team for AACAS. They are responsible for contacting and securing speakers and working with the Logistics Branch to assign speakers to their designated areas. They also take care of all social platforms and networking.


    Responsible for the presentation that makes up the second half of the annual Symposium. In 30-40 minutes, talented and energetic members of the AACAS Council engage the entirety of the AACAS students across the Pittsburgh Public Schools district with a message derived from the theme created by the Executive Committee-for the symposium.