Pitt announces retirement of vice chancellor Robert Hill

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The University of Pittsburgh today announced the retirement of Robert Hill, vice chancellor for public affairs, who has led the university's public-information operation since 1999.

The move is effective May 31.

During his tenure, Mr. Hill, 65, has directed the departments of executive communications, national media relations, university marketing communications, and university news and magazines, along with the university's digital presence, advertising, video communications, local media relations, publications, and the University Times campus newspaper, university officials said.

"The University of Pittsburgh provided me with a wonderful opportunity to contribute to its early-21st-century momentum and progress," Mr. Hill said in a statement released by Pitt. "I am fortunate to have led the effort to tell the remarkable Pitt story to its multiple audiences through multiple media. Now I look forward to volunteering in support of worthy community causes."

Pitt Chancellor Mark Nordenberg praised Mr. Hill's contributions to the university, among them work to create the K. Leroy Irvis Black History Month program.

"Vice Chancellor Hill has brought a unique set of talents to his work, and together we have shared many satisfying victories," Mr. Nordenberg said.

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Bill Schackner: bschackner@post-gazette.com, 412-263-1977 and on Twitter: @BschacknerPG.


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