Pitt People

Lisa Garland Named Director of Talent Acquisition

Lisa Garland will bring experience driving recruitment strategies and exploring sourcing channels to Pitt's Office of Human Resources as director of talent acquisition.
Chuck Staresinic

Staresinic Named Director of Executive Speechwriting

Chuck Staresinic, communications director for Health Sciences, will lead executive speechwriting in the Offices of the Chancellor and University Communications.
Kristy Bronder

Human Connection Key to Inspiring Participation in United Way Campaign

At Pitt Business, Kristy Bronder manages the United Way Campaign across multiple departments in different locations and her efforts have helped to achieve increases in participation rates and special events.
Nicole Mitchell

Award-Winning Flutist, Composer and Educator Named Endowed Chair, Director of Jazz Studies

Nicole M. Mitchell has been named the William S. Dietrich II Endowed Chair in Jazz Studies, effective July 1. She also will be the director of the Jazz Studies Program and a professor in Pitt’s Department of Music.
Jay Darr

New Director Appointed to Lead University Counseling Center

Jay Darr will serve as the director of the University Counseling Center, providing clinical and administrative leadership and vision and strategic direction for the center, which serves a population of more than 28,000 students.
Jinx Walton

Walton to Retire After More Than Four Decades at Pitt

After a more than 40-year career with the University, Chief Information Officer Jinx Walton has announced her intent to retire in early February 2019. Walton is responsible for the strategic implementation of technology to further the goals of the University and to support the efforts of students, faculty and staff across Pitt's five campuses.
Naudia Jonassaint

Jonassaint Named First Vice Chair for Diversity for Department of Medicine

Naudia Jonassaint, medical director of clinical hepatology at UPMC Presbyterian and assistant professor of medicine, will work to enhance diversity and inclusion across the department.
Julia Spears

Provost Names Spears Associate Vice Provost for Academic Innovation

In her new role as associate vice provost for academic innovation, Julia Spears will focus on further developing and executing the Personalized Education Initiative in the Office of the Provost.
Samantha Balbier

Balbier Named Director of Institute of Politics, Elsie Hillman Civic Forum

Samantha Balbier joins Pitt from the Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership. She begins her new role in early January.
Kate Ledger

Ledger Named Assistant Vice Chancellor for Marketing

Kate Ledger has been named assistant vice chancellor for marketing in the Office of University Communications. She will oversee a University branding initiative and develop campaign strategies to increase Pitt’s visibility and reputation.