Issue Date: 
March 16, 2015

Patrick Gallagher was formally installed as Pitt’s chancellor and chief executive officer during the University’s 39th annual Honors Convocation on Feb. 28 at Carnegie Musical Hall, Oakland. He received the ceremonial Chancellor’s Medallion from Stephen Tritch, chair of the Pitt Board of Trustees. Gallagher is Pitt’s 18th chancellor.

Members and friends of the Pitt community shared an evening of poetry, music, and reflection as they celebrated the University’s 2015 K. Leroy Irvis Black History Month Program on Feb. 19 at the Twentieth Century Club in Oakland. Chancellor Patrick Gallagher (right) hosted “An Artistic Journey through the African American Experience.” Three distinguished individuals were recognized for contributions to their fields: from left, Sala Udin, a politician and activist who for 11 years represented the Hill District on Pittsburgh City Council; Doris Brevard (EDUC ’52), a librarian and teacher at the former Robert L. Vann School in the Hill District, who served as the school’s principal from 1969-1995; and Roger Humphries, a professional jazz drummer who has accompanied many jazz greats.