Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees oversees all charitable, scientific and academic activities at the University of Pittsburgh. The board consists of 36 voting members, including 12 who are appointed by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania officials. 

Board members meet throughout the year, participating in both working committees and public sessions, and the Office of the Secretary coordinates all communication between the University community and its board members.

Board of Trustees Officers, 2017-2018

Eva Tansky Blum, Chairperson
Patrick Gallagher, Chancellor

Trustees

  • Jane Bilewicz Allred
  • John A. Barbour
  • J. David Barnes*
  • G. Nicholas Beckwith III
  • Steven C. Beering*
  • Thomas G. Bigley*
  • Douglas M. Browning
  • Michael A. Bryson
  • Mary Ellen Callahan
  • Louis R Cestello
  • David C. Chavern
  • John G. Conomikes*
  • Jay Costa Jr. (S)
  • James Covert
  • George A. Davidson Jr.*
  • Catherine D. DeAngelis*
  • Herbert P. Douglas Jr.*
  • D. Michael Fisher*
  • Rich Fitzgerald**
  • Bradley J. Franc (G)
  • Brian Generalovich
  • Deborah J. Gillotti
  • E. Jeanne Gleason*
  • J. Roger Glunt*
  • Edward J. Grefenstette
  • Ira J. Gumberg
  • Tamara M. Haddad
  • Robert M. Hernandez
  • Dawne S. Hickton
  • Sy Holzer (G)
  • Earl F. Hord*
  • Patricia D. Horoho
  • Thomas O. Johnson II (H)
  • A. Alice Kindling*
  • S. Jeffrey Kondis
  • Thomas M. Kurtz
  • Terrence P. Laughlin
  • Paul E. Lego*
  • William K. Lieberman (S)
  • Robert G. Lovett
  • Roberta A. Luxbacher
  • John A. Maher III (H)
  • F. James McCarl III
  • Larry J. Merlo
  • George L. Miles Jr.*
  • Frank E. Mosier*
  • Alfred L. Moyé*
  • Martha Hartle Munsch
  • Marlee S. Myers
  • Thomas H. O’Brien*
  • Anthony J. F. O’Reilly*
  • Noe Ortega**
  • Robert A. Paul*
  • William Peduto**
  • John H. Pelusi Jr.
  • Robert P. Randall
  • Thomas E. Richards
  • Pedro Rivera**
  • James C. Roddey*
  • Farrell Rubenstein*
  • Keith E. Schaefer
  • Jeannine T. Schoenecker
  • Herbert S. Shear (H)
  • Richard P. Simmons*
  • Shawndya L. Simpson
  • Jack D. Smith
  • Charles M. Steiner*
  • William E. Strickland Jr.
  • John A. Swanson*
  • Burton M. Tanksy*
  • Dick Thornburgh*
  • Stephen R. Tritch
  • Thomas J. Usher*
  • Thomas VanKirk (H)
  • Peter C. Varischetti (S)
  • John J. Verbanac (S)
  • Jake Wheatley Jr. (G)
  • Tom Wolf**
  • Sam S. Zacharias

*Emeritus
**Ex Officio

Commonwealth Trustees

G: Governor appointee
H: House appointee
S: Senate appointee

2013-2017

Sy Holzer (G)
Thomas VanKirk (H)
William K. Lieberman (S)

2014-2018

John A. Maher III (H)
John J. Verbanac (S)

2015-2019

Jake Wheatley Jr. (G)
Herbert S. Shear (H)
Peter C. Varischetti (S)

2016-2020

Bradley J. Franc (G)
Thomas O. Johnson II (H)
Jay Costa Jr. (S)

Emeritus Trustees

  • J. David Barnes
  • Steven C. Beering
  • Thomas G. Bigley
  • John G. Conomikes
  • George A. Davidson Jr.
  • Catherine D. DeAngelis
  • Herbert P. Douglas Jr.
  • D. Michael Fisher
  • E. Jeanne Gleason
  • J. Roger Glunt
  • Earl F. Hord
  • A. Alice Kindling
  • Paul E. Lego
  • George L. Miles Jr.
  • Frank E. Mosier
  • Alfred L. Moyé
  • Thomas H. O’Brien
  • Anthony J. F. O’Reilly
  • Robert A. Paul
  • James C. Roddey
  • Farrell Rubenstein
  • Richard P. Simmons
  • Charles M. Steiner
  • John A. Swanson
  • Burton M. Tanksy
  • Dick Thornburgh
  • Thomas J. Usher