School of Dental Medicine Names Jim Earle to Strategic Development and Operations Leadership Role

Jim Earle, associate vice chancellor for business and auxiliary services in Business and Operations, has been appointed to the position of associate dean for strategic development and operations in the School of Dental Medicine beginning April 1.

He has held key roles at the University for the past 26 years, including leadership positions in both business and auxiliary services and athletics. 

"A trusted, knowledgeable and insightful leader, Pitt Dental Medicine will benefit from Jim's incredible leadership," said Senior Vice Chancellor for Business and Operations Greg Scott.

During his 15 years in business and auxiliary services, Earle’s teams have worked hard to advance the University’s mission and count accomplishments that include:

  • Initiated and funded more than $200 million in housing construction and renovation projects
  • Increased the number of on-campus beds for undergraduate students by 2,000 since 2004 adding Panther, K. Leroy Irvis and Mark A. Nordenberg halls, as well as an expansion to Bouquet Gardens and conversion of Ruskin Hall to undergraduate housing 
  • Renovated the Schenley Quad to make it a student-friendly space
  • Developed and launched the Forbes Street Market grocery store
  • Introduced the Choose to Reuse program to promote the use of reusable containers
  • Secured four electric box trucks to campus, initiating the use and expansion of electric vehicles in addition to expanding EV charging stations on campus to support our commitment to sustainability
  • Renovated the University Store on Fifth and Maggie & Stella’s, driving retail sales through enhanced guest experiences

Earle holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business from Miami University of Ohio and a Master of Business Administration and Doctorate of Education degrees from the University of Pittsburgh.

He looks forward to continuing his dedicated service to the University and working with faculty members, staff and students to take the School of Dental Medicine to new heights.