About the Chancellor

Patrick Gallagher, PhD, is Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer of the University of Pittsburgh. He serves as a public advocate for the University's interests and as a leader who sets its goals and governs its progress. Learn more about the Office of the Chancellor.

Our University

Founded in 1787, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.


Chancellor Gallagher works closely with faculty, staff, students, alumni, community members, and others to further Pitt's missions of education, research, and economic development. View photos of the chancellor with members and friends of the University, as well as prestigious visitors to campus.



Really looking forward to tomorrow's Homecoming game. Can't wait to see our returning alumni. Be sure not to miss #SweetCaroline!
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RT @PittAlumni: #TBT to last year's Welcome Back Reception. We can't wait to see everyone tomorrow night! #PittHC15 http://t.co/zvGrSWgnMG
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