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Chancellor Patrick Gallagher smiles during an interview in the Cathedral of Learning.

Exclusive: Gallagher reflects on tenure, decision to step down

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief April 20, 2022
There’s not necessarily a “natural moment” to announce you want to step away from leading a $2 billion research university, according to Pitt Chancellor Patrick Gallagher.
Pitt Chancellor Patrick Gallagher at the February 2019 meeting of the Board of Trustees.

Pitt Chancellor Patrick Gallagher to step down in summer 2023

By Martha Layne and Jon Moss April 7, 2022
Pitt Chancellor Patrick Gallagher will step down from his position in summer 2023, the University announced Thursday morning.
The Cathedral of Learning and William Pitt Union on campus.

Gallagher: Pitt’s in-state tuition discount at risk

By Martha Layne and Jon Moss April 1, 2022
Reduced tuition for in-state Pitt students is at risk, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said. He blamed “some House Republicans and a select number of their leadership” for using “unrelated issues as political bargaining chips” to not support the taxpayer-funded discount.
From left, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher, Senate Council President Robin Kear and Senate Council Vice President Kris Kanthak at a meeting in Posvar Hall on Thursday.

Senate Council discusses new masking guidelines, government funding for in-state tuition

By Alaina Goldberg, Staff Writer March 24, 2022
The Senate Council started its Wednesday meeting by discussing these new guidelines. The Council, which met in-person and on Zoom, also discussed government funding for in-state tuition, the Russia-Ukraine war and external interference on what can or cannot be covered in courses.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher at Friday afternoons Board of Trustees meeting.

Gallagher talks enrollment at Board of Trustees meeting

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief February 25, 2022
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher Gallagher spoke at Friday afternoon’s Board of Trustees meeting about changing enrollment dynamics in higher education.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher, one of the top administrators at Pitt.

Pitt to announce spring plans by Jan. 3 amid Omicron worries

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief December 17, 2021
Pitt has not yet made any changes to return-to-campus plans for the spring 2022 semester, but could do so by Jan. 3 as worries rise due to the highly transmissible Omicron COVID-19 variant.
From left, Patrick Gallagher, chancellor, Robin Kear, Senate Council president and Kris Kanthak, Senate Council vice president at a meeting in 2700 Posvar hall on Thursday.

Senate Council discusses blanket incident, campus safety

By Allison Radziwon, Staff Writer November 12, 2021
Pitt’s Senate Council held its monthly meeting on Thursday afternoon both in person at Posvar Hall and on Zoom. The council spent much of the meeting discussing a recent blanket incident near campus and safety concerns.
Students, pictured, at a late January vaccination clinic hosted by Pitt and the Allegheny County Health Department. More than 400 faculty members sent an open letter over the summer to Chancellor Patrick Gallagher in support of a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for the safety of the University community.

‘Trust us’: Pitt professors plead in July open letter to chancellor for COVID-19 vaccine mandate

By Punya Bhasin, Senior Staff Writer September 29, 2021
More than 400 faculty members sent an open letter over the summer to Chancellor Patrick Gallagher in support of a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for the safety of the University community.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher speaking at Friday mornings Board of Trustees meeting.

Gallagher delivers annual report to Board of Trustees amid ongoing pandemic

By Natalie Frank and Jon Moss September 24, 2021
Even as many are concerned about a possible flu and COVID-19 “twindemic,” Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Friday that one of safest places in western Pennsylvania might be a Pitt campus.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher spoke with The Pitt News last Friday about the planning for the fall semester, running the University during the COVID-19 pandemic’s latest stage, the ongoing faculty unionization vote, off-campus health guidelines and more.

Gallagher talks fall semester, political pressure and more in TPN interview

By Natalie Frank and Jon Moss September 7, 2021
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher spoke with TPN for about 30 minutes last Friday about the planning for the fall semester, running the University during the COVID-19 pandemic’s latest stage, the ongoing faculty unionization vote, off-campus health guidelines and more.
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