Chancellor's Spotlight

Select messages to the community and news stories worth sharing.
September 6, 2017

2017 New Faculty Orientation

Chancellor Gallagher shares his thoughts on the upcoming academic year and welcomes new faculty members to the Pitt community. Read more »
November 21, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving, Panthers!

In the spirit of the approaching holiday, I want to take a moment to say thank you. Read more »
November 17, 2017

Pitt Community Update on U.S. Tax Reform Legislation

While we may not often think of the tax code as helping students and families, it plays a vital role in supporting those who invest in themselves and higher education and in increasing accessibility and affordability. The current tax code also limits tax liabilities to institutions of higher education to keep their costs low and to donors to encourage philanthropic support for universities. Unfortunately, these new proposals include a number of provisions which could diminish or eliminate these higher education tax benefits. Read more »
November 7, 2017

Provost Beeson to Return to Faculty

After eight years of exceptional service as provost and 17 years of distinguished service as an academic administrator, Patricia Beeson has informed me of her intention to step down from her current administrative role and return to faculty after the conclusion of this academic year. This decision prompts the beginning of a search for her successor, and I am delighted that Patty has agreed to continue her service as provost until that search is successfully completed. Read more »
October 26, 2017

Funding for Pitt: Thank You for Your Support

Last night, the House of Representatives passed the non-preferred appropriation bill that funds Pitt by an overwhelming margin of 181-5. The bill now goes to Governor Tom Wolf for his approval, so this action essentially marks the end of the stalemate that was blocking passage of our funding bill for the current year. Read more »
October 12, 2017

Chancellor's Message on the State Budget

Chancellor Gallagher calls on Pitt community members to take a stand by letting their lawmakers know that Pennsylvania cannot afford to let our state-related universities be abandoned. Read more »
September 14, 2017

Capturing the Next Pittsburgh Economy

A new report, released by The Brookings Institution, underscores Pittsburgh's potential to transform into a global innovation city and highlights the leading role that local research institutions–including Pitt and UPMC–can play in realizing this vision.  Download the report »
September 7, 2017

State Budget Call to Action

Chancellor Gallagher asks the Pitt community to join him in urging Pennsylvania lawmakers to approve funding for the Commonwealth's state-related universities. Read more »
September 5, 2017

With Penn State and Pitt, Pennsylvania Wins

Chancellor Gallagher and Penn State President Eric Barron co-authored an op-ed underscoring the importance of state support for their institutions. Read more »
August 28, 2017

Building Our University Community

As another academic year kicks off, Chancellor Gallagher welcomes faculty, students and staff across all five campuses. Read more »
August 16, 2017

From Pam Connelly: A Response to Charlottesville

Vice Chancellor Pam Connelly reiterates the University of Pittsburgh's stance on diversity and inclusion.  Read More »
July 24, 2017

University’s 2018 Budget

Last week, members of our Board of Trustees Budget and Executive Committees convened and approved Pitt’s operating and capital budgets for 2018. Read more »
June 30, 2017

Announcing the Pittsburgh Public Scholars Program

At the University's summer convening of its Board of Trustees, Chancellor Gallagher announced the creation of the Pittsburgh Public Scholars program. This new initiative, which begins in fall 2018, will guarantee admission to any Pitt campus for valedictorians and salutatorians at all nine schools in the Pittsburgh Public School system. Read his prepared remarks »
June 14, 2017

An Important Father's Day Pledge

Chancellor Gallagher is joining community leaders in signing a Father’s Day pledge to end domestic violence—and you can, too. This annual pledge, led locally by Southwest PA Says NO MORE, is part of a statewide campaign dedicated to engaging men in solutions aimed at ending gender violence. Sign the pledge today! »
June 8, 2017

Pittsburgh Myth, Paris Reality

Chancellor Gallagher's article for Science magazine highlights the significance of Pittsburgh's history as an innovation leader and how this history can inform our nation's economic approach to the challenge of climate change Read the article »
June 7, 2017

Meet the Chancellor's Global Advisory Council

Chancellor Gallagher announced the formation of a global advisory council, which will work to advance the University's mission on an international scale. The council's 20 founding members are Pitt alumni representing eight countries and multiple sectors of the global economy. Read more »