Pa. Gov.-Elect Corbett Selects Chancellor to Co-Chair Transition Team Education Committee

Issue Date: 
December 6, 2010

Pennsylvania Governor-elect Tom Corbett has selected University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg to co-chair the Education Committee of the Corbett administration’s transition team.

The committee, which comprises 32 members from across the state, has been tasked with the critical assignment of reviewing the operations of the Pennsylvania Department of Education and education-related programs under the governor’s jurisdiction. The other co-chair is Joel Greenberg, a founder and managing director of Susquehanna International Group.

The education panel is one of 17 transition-team committees. Each will examine a different area of state government and then prepare a transition report before Corbett assumes the governorship in January. The committee members are volunteering their time.

“I’m honored that so many men and women have agreed to participate in my transition team,” Corbett said. “The work they are doing is essential as we build a new administration and prepare to lead Pennsylvania.”

Other members of the Corbett transition-team committees include the following people who are on staff at Pitt and/or UPMC or serve or have served as Pitt trustees.

Robert Cindrich (LAW ’68), adjunct professor in the Pitt School of Law, UPMC senior vice president and chief legal officer; co-chair of the Health and Aging Committee.

Jerome Cochran (LAW ’89), Pitt executive vice chancellor and general counsel; Budget, Pensions, and Revenue Committee.

Everette James, associate vice chancellor for health policy and planning, Schools of the Health Sciences, and professor of health policy and management, Graduate School of Public Health, and former Pennsylvania Secretary of Health; Health and Aging Committee.

Robert Kennedy, vice president for government relations, UPMC; Public Safety Committee.

John A. Maher III, Pennsylvania state representative and Pitt trustee; Agriculture Committee.

James Roddey, principal, McCrory & McDowell, and Pitt trustee; Economic Development Committee and Transportation/sInfrastructure Committee.

Mary Jo White (LAW ’67), Pennsylvania state senator and Pitt trustee; Energy and Environment Committee.

Other members of Corbett’s transition team include those representing a wide variety of industries, including agriculture, banking, education, finance, law, health care, insurance, real estate, economic development, and insurance. Also represented are those representing labor unions, law enforcement agencies, foundations, and other nonprofit organizations.