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A Message From Chancellor Gabel

July 17, 2023

Dear Pitt students, faculty and staff,

I hope you are having a wonderful summer. Today is my first day as chancellor — and I invite you to take a look at the enclosed video message. I’m excited to get started and so grateful to each of you for the opportunity to be part of such an amazing community.


You may know that Pitt’s been a part of my family for a while, and I certainly know your national reputation. As I onboard and dive deeper, I want to take this early opportunity to hear from you. Below is a link to a feedback form where you can help me learn in anticipation of future face-to-face conversations.

Share your thoughts
with Chancellor Gabel

I am looking forward to reading your responses. We will summarize the themes in a future message as my onboarding unfolds. Thank you in advance for sharing your thoughts and ideas with me, and I hope to see you around campus soon. Hail to Pitt!

Best wishes,

Joan Gabel