The University of Pittsburgh today announced creation of a 26-member search committee chaired by trustee Eva Tansky Blum to aid the school's board of trustees in choosing a successor to Chancellor Mark Nordenberg.
In a message to the campus, trustees chairman Stephen Tritch said the board will seek input from students, employees and alumni at a series of 14 search forums to be held on the main campus and at Pitt branches at Bradford, Greensburg, Johnstown and Titusville.
The first forum is set for Sept. 18 at 3 p.m. in the assembly room of the William Pitt Union on the main campus.
James Maher, provost emeritus, will serve as the committee's vice chair. The panel's membership includes faculty, staff, administrators, trustees and alumni of the university.
"This is a very strong committee comprising, as it does, individuals who share a demonstrable commitment to the success of the university and who bring a wide variety of knowledge and skills to the task at hand," Mr. Tritch said in the statement. "The professional diversity of the members, coupled with the regional, national, and international perspectives that they bring to the table, will be a valuable asset in our ongoing search."
Mr. Nordenberg announced at a board meeting in June that he planned to resign the chancellorship he has held since 1995, effective in August 2014.
First Published September 11, 2013 4:15 AM