Patti Mathay Named University Registrar

Issue Date: 
January 14, 2013

Patti Mathay has been named university registrar at the University of Pittsburgh, where she will oversee student records, course and classroom scheduling, registration, and transcript verification. As university registrar, she will also hold a Universitywide leadership position as a member of the Council of Deans.

“Ms. Mathay is an active and committed member of the University community who has contributed significantly to the success of the institution,” said Pitt Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Patricia E. Beeson, who appointed Mathay to the position Jan. 1. “I have great confidence that she will continue to lead the Office of the University Registrar to even higher levels in service to and support of the broader Pitt community of faculty and students.” 

Mathay began her Pitt career as a clerk in Pitt’s Computing Services and Systems Development division, becoming a lead systems analyst before transferring to the division of Student Registration and Financial Services to implement an information technology system. She was named manager and assistant to the registrar in 1998, assistant university registrar in 2007, and associate university registrar in 2011. Mathay became interim university registrar in July 2012, when she replaced Ralph Hertel, who retired after 34 years of service to the University.   

Mathay has served on several Pitt committees, including the Enrollment Management Committee, the University Athletic Compliance Committee, the Provost’s Advisory Committee for Women’s Concerns, the Academic Calendar Committee, the Classroom Management Team, and as a representative to the Provost’s Advisory Committee on Undergraduate Programs and University Council for Graduate Studies. She is a member of the Middle States Association of Collegiate Registrars and Officers of Admission and the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.   

Mathay earned her Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 1976 and her Master of Business Administration degree from Pitt’s Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business in 1992.