About the Chancellor


Chancellor Patrick Gallagher serves as a public advocate for the University's interests and as a leader who sets its goals and governs its progress. The chancellor fosters supportive working relationships with faculty, staff, and students; builds close ties to the community and Pitt's external constituents; and raises funds to further the institution's missions of education, research, and economic development.

While directly responsible to Pitt's Board of Trustees, the chancellor also serves as the representative of the students, staff, faculty, and administration to the board.

Those who closely advise and assist the chancellor include the provost, executive vice chancellor, senior vice chancellor for health sciences, vice chancellors, presidents of the regional campuses, deans of the University’s schools, department chairs, and directors of Pitt centers and institutes.