Governor Tom Corbett Visits Pitt

Issue Date: 
April 2, 2012

The governor traveled to the Pittsburgh campus on March 16 in response to an invitation from Nyasha Hungwe, president of Pitt’s Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GPSA). Corbett spoke to an audience of 350 during a Pancakes and Politics event in the William Pitt Union's Assembly Room that was sponsored by the GPSA and the undergraduate Student Government Board (SGB). Students asked numerous questions about the state’s proposed 30 percent cut in Commonwealth appropriations to the University. After the event, Gov. Corbett and Pitt Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg visited Pitt’s Swanson School of Engineering and its Center for Energy. Pictured, from left, are SGB President James Landreneau; Hungwe; Paul Supowitz, Pitt’s vice chancellor for governmental relations; Nordenberg; and Corbett.