Provost Announcements

Announcing the Appointment of New Vice Provost for Student Affairs

May 29, 2024

Dear Colleagues,

After a thorough national search, I am pleased to announce that Dr. Carla Panzella has been named Vice Provost for Student Affairs, effective June 1, 2024.

As you may know, Carla has been serving as Interim Vice Provost since January 2024. Prior to that assignment, she served as the Dean of Students since August 2021 and as Associate Vice Provost since December 2022.

Extension of the Year of Discourse and Dialogue

March 28, 2024

Dear Colleagues,

In April of last year, we announced that academic year 2023-24 would be the Year of Discourse and Dialogue at the University of Pittsburgh. That timely theme was inspired by the many ways in which Higher Education has been at the forefront of engagement around respecting divergent viewpoints—and in establishing the important space for various viewpoints to continue to find opportunities for expression. 

Clyde Pickett Named New "Year of" Co-chair

December 7, 2023

Dear Colleagues, 

As you know, this academic year is the Year of Discourse and Dialogue at the University of Pittsburgh.  

I am grateful to Kenyon Bonner, Vice Provost for Student Affairs, and Carissa Slotterback, Dean of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, for the excellent work they have undertaken to date with the committee they created to lead efforts around the Year of Discourse and Dialogue.  

A Message From Interim Provost Joseph J. McCarthy: Kenyon Bonner

November 6, 2023

Dear Pitt Community, 

After nearly 20 years of advocating for students and the student experience at the University of Pittsburgh, Kenyon Bonner has notified me that he will step down from his role as vice provost for student affairs in December 2023 to become vice president and chief student affairs officer at the University of Virginia. The University of Virginia’s unique student self-governance, Honor System, and Academical Village will pose new and wonderful opportunities for him.

Transition in the Learning Research and Development Center

October 9, 2023

Dear Colleagues,

After 16 years leading the Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC), Charles (Chuck) Perfetti has shared with me his decision to step down from his role as its director in August 2024. Over the years, he has worked effectively to build LRDC’s strengths in the learning sciences, notably growing neuroscience and child development research areas, while also increasing the LRDC’s research connections within the educational mission of the University.