Lila Rose

Deputy Chief of Staff
Lila Rose

As deputy chief of staff, Lila Rose advances the priorities of the University of Pittsburgh’s Office of the Chancellor and serves as a liaison between the chief of staff, senior leadership, and internal and external stakeholders.

In this role, she facilitates internal alignment and drives operational success across a wide variety of strategic initiatives and special projects. She also supervises the business, finance and human resources functions of multiple University responsibility centers, which employ nearly 200 faculty, staff and students across several offices. 

Rose provides administrative oversight and support to chancellor-level advisory committees, including the Operations Council, which she helped to found and currently serves as co-chair. This council focuses on improving the efficiency, effectiveness and responsiveness of the University’s administration and executive leadership. Rose also represented the chancellor’s office and served on the coordination team on Pitt’s Resilience Steering Committee, which ensured University-wide coordination and communication of health guidance and standards related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Rose works closely with the units that constitute the Office of University Relations, helping them to strategically create, align and strengthen Pitt’s internal and external relationships to advance the University’s impact as an academic, research and economic powerhouse.

Prior to joining Pitt, Rose held strategic and operational roles of increasing responsibility in political, government and civic sectors at the local, state and federal levels.

Rose is a member of the Junior League of Pittsburgh, which recognized her as New Member of the Year in 2019, and the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania Women’s Leadership Council. She earned master’s degrees in management and international business at the University of Florida and a bachelor’s degree in international affairs with an emphasis in business at Florida State University. 

Rose and her husband, son and cat are proud residents of Pittsburgh. They live in the city’s historic South Side neighborhood.