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.

July 10, 2019

2020 University Budget Update

Earlier today, members of our Board of Trustees, acting through the Board’s Executive Committee, convened and approved the University of Pittsburgh’s operating and capital budgets for fiscal year 2020. These actions, which are consistent with the recommendations of the University Planning and Budgeting Committee, follow the completion of the commonwealth’s appropriation to the University, which includes a 2% increase in support for Pitt. Read more »
June 4, 2019

A Father’s Day Tradition

For the fourth consecutive year, Chancellor Patrick 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

Dear Faculty and Staff: In January 2019, I 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, you delivered. Read more »
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 »