Chancellor's Spotlight

Select messages to the community and news stories worth sharing.
Anantha Shekhar
January 7, 2020

Announcing Pitt’s Next SVC for the Health Sciences

Dr. Anantha Shekhar is the university’s next senior vice chancellor for the health sciences and John and Gertrude Petersen Dean of the School of Medicine.

January 16, 2020

Advancing Our Community-Driven Response to Preventing Sexual Misconduct

In October 2019, Chancellor Gallagher launched a community-driven response to preventing sexual misconduct at Pitt and, in doing so, set several initiatives in motion. We now have some early milestones to share. Read more »
January 6, 2020

The Plan for Pitt 2025: Your Input Needed

The University’s next strategic planning process is underway. This is a critical exercise—one that will set Pitt’s priorities and trajectory over the next five years. And we will need your help. Read more »
December 10, 2019

Pitt Seed Project Year Three

The end of the year approaches and—with it—a new call for Pitt Seed Project ideas. Read more »
October 25, 2019

One Year Later: Renewing Our Commitments

This weekend, Pitt will join our neighbors throughout the city as we honor the lives lost and forever changed by the Tree of Life massacre. And, in the process of remembering, we will renew the commitments made to each other in the aftermath of the attack.  Read more »
October 15, 2019

A Community-Driven Response to Preventing Sexual Misconduct

This morning, the Association of American Universities (AAU) released findings from a spring 2019 survey designed and administered by the independent research firm Westat. The survey—officially called the AAU campus climate survey on sexual assault and misconduct—was hosted by 33 institutions across the country. Read more »
August 27, 2019

Next Steps: Socially Responsible Investment Committee Report Response

Chancellor Gallagher responds to the Socially Responsible Investment Committee’s report, released in Spring 2019. In this message, he asks the Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer to explore three distinct approaches. Read more »
July 22, 2019

In Support of Global Engagement

Chancellor Gallagher writes to the University community about the importance of fostering and sustaining global academic engagement at Pitt. Read more »
July 18, 2019

Socially Responsible Investment Committee Report

In January 2018, amid growing interest from our university community, Chancellor Gallagher established a committee to examine socially responsible investing as it relates to Pitt’s investment portfolio. Read more »
July 10, 2019

2020 University Budget Update

Earlier today, members of the Board of Trustees, acting through the Board’s Executive Committee, convened and approved the institution’s operating and capital budgets for fiscal year 2020. Read more »
June 4, 2019

A Father’s Day Tradition

For the fourth consecutive year, Chancellor Gallagher has signed the Father’s Day Pledge. This statewide campaign—led locally by Southwest PA Says NO MORE—is an opportunity for men to join women in vowing to take action to end domestic violence and sexual assault. Read more »
May 31, 2019

Announcing Our Second Class of Pitt Seed Awardees

In January 2019, Chancellor Gallagher kicked off year two of our Pitt Seed program, which—like last year—gives employees from all five campuses an opportunity to directly and actively contribute to Pitt’s strategic transformation. And, like last year, faculty and staff delivered. Read more »
April 25, 2019

Dear Class of 2019…

Chancellor Gallagher celebrates some exceptional qualities and accomplishments of Pitt’s graduating class. Read more »
March 22, 2019

As We Wait: Remembering Our Core Values

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. Have 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 »