If you are interested in having Chancellor Gabel speak at your next event:
- Contact the chancellor’s office to place a speaking request. The Office of the Chancellor does not consider requests placed less than three weeks before a scheduled event.
- Once the office has confirmed her participation, fill out the remarks request form.
Biography for Introducing the Chancellor at an Event
It is my pleasure to introduce the University of Pittsburgh’s 19th chancellor, Joan Gabel, whose focus is advancing Pitt’s legacy of student success, meaningful research, and commitment to the community.
Prior to joining Pitt, she served as president of the University of Minnesota, provost at the University of South Carolina, and dean of the College of Business at Mizzou.
She serves as chair of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ Council of Presidents, vice chair of the Council on Competitiveness, and on the boards of the American Council on Education and Fulbright, among others.
She holds a bachelor’s degree from Haverford College and a Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia and is the recipient of numerous research, service and teaching awards.
Please welcome Chancellor Joan Gabel.