Chancellor's Spotlight

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

In Support of Global Education

Read Chancellor Patrick Gallagher’s message to the University community on the importance of fostering and sustaining global academic engagement at Pitt.

August 27, 2019

Next Steps: Socially Responsible Investment Committee Report Response

Read Chancellor Patrick Gallagher response to the Socially Responsible Investment Committee’s report, released in Spring 2019. In this message, Chancellor Gallagher asks the Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer to explore three distinct approaches. Read more »
July 18, 2019

Socially Responsible Investment Committee Report

In January 2018, amid growing interest from our University community, Chancellor Patrick 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 University of Pittsburgh 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 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 »