Pitt People

Sam Shear and Margo Shear

Living History

As a communications manager, Margo Shear Fischgrund looks for angles in stories that encourage personal and emotional connections to bring a reader closer to a story. With “Lest We Forget,” the emotional connection was something she didn’t need to go searching for.
A role-playing scenario at the Citizens Policy Academy

Police Academy Pitt: Staff, Faculty and Students on Patrol

Through an eight-week course on topics including criminal and traffic law and safe firearm handling, Pitt Police’s Citizens Police Academy aims to connect faculty, staff and students with the police department that serves them.
Shawn Brown, next director of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

Shawn Brown Chosen to Lead Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

Shawn Brown has been selected as the next director of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center. It’s a return to PSC — Brown previously served as the center’s director of public health applications from 2015-17.
Jill Krantz

Jill Krantz Named Executive Director of Campus Recreation

In addition to oversight and management of the new wellness and recreation center and other campus recreation facilities and services, Krantz will support University-wide initiatives pertaining to student wellness.
Karen Enos

Interim Executive Director Appointed to Pitt–Titusville Hub

Longtime educator and former Titusville Area School District Superintendent Karen Enos has been appointed interim executive director of Titusville’s new Education and Training Hub.
Bruce Childers

Bruce R. Childers Named Special Assistant to the Provost for Data Science

In addition to his current role as senior associate dean in the School of Computing and Information, Bruce R. Childers will report directly to the provost and collaborate across the University with a focus on data science.
Cynthia Moore

Trustees Deputy Secretary Cynthia Moore Plans to Join University of Tennessee

After 18 years at Pitt, Cynthia Moore, deputy secretary of the Board of Trustees and senior associate legal counsel, plans to assume a role at the University of Tennessee in January 2020.
Heather Lyke

Countable on One Hand

Only four women are athletic directors in America’s wealthiest and most powerful sports conferences — Pitt’s Heather Lyke is one. Read more about Lyke in The New York Times.
David Seldin

David Seldin Named Assistant Vice Chancellor of Communications

David Seldin, a seasoned communications executive with extensive experience in government, higher education and the corporate sector, joined the University on Sept. 3 as the assistant vice chancellor of communications. 
Robert Gregerson

Pitt–Greensburg President Lauds Community’s Dedication to Student Success

As Pitt–Greensburg’s Robert Gregerson met people on campus, he was impressed. “I haven’t had a conversation where something about that type of attitude of — ‘We’re here to serve students’ — didn’t come up,” he said.