Nordenberg Hosts Reception To Honor CMU’s Jared Cohon

Issue Date: 
July 2, 2013


Pitt Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg hosted a reception June 19 in honor of Jared L. Cohon, who retired June 30Jared L. Cohen (left) with Chancellor Nordenberg from the presidency of Carnegie Mellon University. During his remarks at the event in Alumni Hall’s J.W. Connolly Ballroom, Nordenberg recounted collaborations between Pitt and Carnegie Mellon that he and Cohon forged after Cohon became president in 1997. “Almost from the time of our very first meeting, Jerry and I agreed that institutional collaboration would become one of our very highest priorities,” Nordenberg said. “Our role was to help create an environment in which work of this type was encouraged and supported.” At the reception, Nordenberg presented Cohon with a gift of a mounted Wendell August Forge scroll depicting the Cathedral of Learning—the site of many of their meetings and the symbol of Cohon’s new honorary alma mater. Nordenberg had presented Cohon with an honorary doctoral degree at Pitt’s annual Honors Convocation in February, and Cohon conferred an honorary doctorate upon Nordenberg during Carnegie Mellon’s commencement in May.