Faculty and staff are encouraged to comment on the draft of Pitt’s campus master plan, the framework for long-term campus enhancements created over the past year with input from them along with students, community members and partners.
During the Sept. 28 public meeting of the University’s Board of Trustees, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher invited interested stakeholders to view this draft plan on a new website and provide comments online or at one of several scheduled information sessions in October. The meeting for faculty and staff is Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the University Club, Ballroom B.
“Our surroundings matter. If we are to continue our ascent as a world-class academic and research university and deepen our community connections and impact, we must evolve our campus environment and experiences,” Gallagher said. “This is an exciting and inspiring framework for Pitt’s future — and one that we are grateful to develop in close partnership with community members at the University of Pittsburgh and throughout the city of Pittsburgh.”
The draft plan, as it currently stands, is limited to existing University properties and has three broad aims: enhance the student experience, fuel the institution’s accelerated excellence in research and innovation and strengthen community partnerships. These efforts will outline a vision for realizing potential infrastructure, transportation, student housing and aesthetic goals.
“As Pitt’s upward trajectory continues, this plan will help the University excel academically, lead in research and innovation and strengthen its ties with the community we call home,” said Greg Scott, who serves as Pitt’s senior vice chancellor for business and operations and has overseen the draft plan’s evolution to date.