Speaking Engagements

If you are interested in having Chancellor Gallagher speak at your next event:

  • Contact the chancellor’s office to place a speaking request. The Office of the Chancellor does not consider requests placed less than three weeks before a scheduled event.    
  • Once the office has confirmed his participation, fill out the remarks request form.

Biography for Introducing the Chancellor at an Event

As chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh, Patrick Gallagher works to advance Pitt's legacy of academic excellence, collaboration and research innovation.

Prior to serving as the university's 18th chancellor, Gallagher spent the bulk of his career in public service at the U.S. Department of Commerce, most recently as acting deputy secretary and director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Chancellor Gallagher holds a bachelor’s degree in physics and philosophy from Benedictine College in Kansas and a PhD in physics from the University of Pittsburgh. He and his wife Karen are the proud parents of three sons.

Official Portrait

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