Chancellor's Spotlight

Select messages to the community and news stories worth sharing.
February 22, 2019

Announcing the Pitt Success Pell Match Program

I am proud to announce the launch of the Pitt Success Pell Match Program, which will set into motion the most significant restructuring of financial aid in the University’s long history.

April 25, 2019

Dear Class of 2019…

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher celebrates some exceptional qualities and accomplishments of the University of Pittsburgh's graduating class. Read more »
March 22, 2019

As We Wait: Remembering Our Core Values

As I write this message, the jury has just begun its deliberations in the trial of former East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld for the shooting death of Antwon Rose II. Read more »
March 6, 2019

Q&A: Search for Health Sciences SVC and School of Medicine Dean

Dr. Arthur S. Levine has announced his intent to transition out of his roles as senior vice chancellor for the health sciences and John and Gertrude Petersen Dean of the School of Medicine. This entry shares answers to some common questions about the search for his successor. Read more »
February 26, 2019

Investing in Pitt: A Smart, Certain and Powerful Investment in Pennsylvania’s Future

Our impact on the commonwealth is not measured solely in terms of economics or research but also in terms of Pitt’s core mission: to make the world better through knowledge.  Read more »
February 1, 2019

Responding to Proposed Title IX Changes

In 2018, the Department of Education proposed changes regarding the administration of Title IX on university campuses nationwide. Read Chancellor Gallagher’s response to these changes, which he submitted to the Department on Jan. 30. Read more »
January 23, 2019

Dean Levine to Transition to New Role

After more than 20 years of transformative service to Pitt, Dr. Arthur Levine has informed me of his intent to exit his position as senior vice chancellor for the health sciences and the John and Gertrude Petersen Dean in our School of Medicine. Read more »
January 4, 2019

Pitt Seed Project: Year Two

The new year has arrived and—with it—a new call for Pitt Seed Project ideas. Read more »
November 2, 2018

Pitt Together: Stronger Than Hate

On Monday, Nov. 5, the University of Pittsburgh community will gather at noon on the Cathedral of Learning lawn to pay tribute to the victims of the Tree of Life massacre. Read more »
October 29, 2018

Tree of Life Tragedy: Where We Go From Here

I write to you with a sense of great sadness and at a time of enormous grief for our Pittsburgh community. Read more »
October 2, 2018

Introducing Panthers Forward

Panthers Forward is an exciting new program—open to Pitt seniors graduating in spring 2019–that reduces the burden of student loans and supports student success. Read more »
September 27, 2018

Lessons Worth Reviewing

At Pitt, we’ve learned some valuable lessons in tackling the tough topics of sexual harassment and sexual assault prevention on our campuses. Read more »
September 13, 2018

Preparing for the Impact of Hurricane Florence

From our campus here in Pittsburgh, we are watching the news stories evolve—anxiously following the approach of Hurricane Florence. Read more »
August 27, 2018

Welcome to Pitt!

It’s hard to believe that the first day of classes is already upon us. Perhaps the amazing amount of change we’ve packed into these last few months has contributed to summer’s rapid run. Read more »
July 16, 2018

2019 University Budget Update

Earlier today, members of our Board of Trustees convened and approved the university's operating and capital budgets for 2019. Read more »
June 29, 2018

Pitt’s Next Provost, CIO and Treasurer

I am very excited to introduce three exceptional leaders who will be joining our University community. Read more »