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, 2018-2019

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
  • Gary T. Brownlee
  • Michael A. Bryson
  • Mary Ellen Callahan
  • Louis R. Cestello
  • David C. Chavern
  • Vaughn S. Clagette
  • John G. Conomikes
  • Jay Costa Jr.
  • James Covert
  • George A. Davidson Jr.
  • Catherine D. DeAngelis
  • Herbert P. Douglas Jr.
  • D. Michael Fisher
  • Rich Fitzgerald
  • Bradley J. Franc
  • 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
  • Earl F. Hord
  • Patricia D. Horoho
  • Thomas O. Johnson II
  • A. Alice Kindling
  • S. Jeffrey Kondis
  • Thomas M. Kurtz
  • Paul E. Lego
  • William K. Lieberman
  • Robert G. Lovett
  • Roberta A. Luxbacher
  • John A. Maher III
  • Larry J. Merlo
  • George L. Miles Jr.
  • David J. Morehouse
  • Frank E. Mosier
  • Alfred L. Moyé
  • Martha Hartle Munsch
  • Marlee S. Myers
  • Thomas H. O’Brien
  • Anthony J. F. O’Reilly
  • Robert A. Paul
  • William Peduto
  • John H. Pelusi Jr.
  • Thomas E. Richards
  • Pedro Rivera
  • James C. Roddey
  • Farrell Rubenstein
  • Keith E. Schaefer
  • Jeannine T. Schoenecker
  • Herbert S. Shear
  • Richard P. Simmons
  • Shawndya L. Simpson
  • Jack D. Smith
  • Charles M. Steiner
  • William E. Strickland Jr.
  • John A. Swanson
  • Burton M. Tansky
  • Dick Thornburgh
  • Stephen R. Tritch
  • Thomas J. Usher
  • Thomas VanKirk
  • Peter C. Varischetti
  • John J. Verbanac
  • Michael G. Wells
  • Jake Wheatley Jr.
  • Marna Cupp Whittington
  • Tom Wolf
     

Commonwealth Trustees

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

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)

2017-2021

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

2018-2022

John A. Maher III (H)
John J. Verbanac (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. Tansky
  • Dick Thornburgh
  • Thomas J. Usher