Pitt's Nordenberg, CMU's Cohon to receive public service award



University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg and Carnegie Mellon University President Emeritus Jared L. Cohon have been named the recipients of the Elsie Hilliard Hillman Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Public Service.

The award will be presented April 8 at a private ceremony at Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland. It was created in 2012 by Pitt's Institute of Politics to honor Ms. Hillman's lifetime of public service and philanthropy in the region. She was the first recipient.

Mr. Nordenberg and Mr. Cohon are the second and third recipients.

Mr. Nordenberg is the 17th chancellor of Pitt, serving since 1996. He will step down as president Aug. 1 and then will teach at the university law school. Mr. Cohon was CMU's eighth president and served from 1997 to 2013.

They were selected for the award for their record of cooperation and joint achievement.

"Through their collaborative leadership style, Nordenberg and Cohon have demonstrated how developing strategic partnerships can improve governments, philanthropies, and public and private enterprises, creating opportunities for regional prosperity to be enjoyed by all," Terry Miller, director of the Institute or Politics, said in a press release.


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