Patricia E. Beeson
Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor
801 Cathedral of Learning
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Dr. Patricia E. Beeson, who has served as Professor of Economics and as Vice Provost of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies at Pitt, was elected Provost by the University’s Board of Trustees in July 2010. "My goal,” she noted at that time, “is to continue to build on our recent successes in creating one of the strongest public research universities in the world.”
As provost and senior vice chancellor of the university, Beeson is the chief academic officer of the university, exercising general oversight over academic affairs on all five Pitt campuses. She works closely with Chancellor Mark Nordenberg and other members of the university’s leadership team, providing the academic vision and the fiscal discipline to foster future success in an environment characterized not only by nearly limitless opportunities but also by clearly limited resources. As provost, she is responsible for initiating and promoting the university’s commitment to excellence in education and research and to strong partnerships in community development, while also securing an adequate resource base and ensuring the university’s operational effectiveness.
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