Board committee approves $410,000 salary for DeJong

The Compensation Committee of the Board of Trustees on Feb. 26 approved David DeJong’s base salary as senior vice chancellor for Business & Operations at $410,00 starting March 1.

DeJong, who first came to Pitt in 1989 as an assistant professor in the Department of Economics, stepped into his new role on Feb. 3 after his brief tenure as vice chancellor for Human Resources. A national search will start soon to find a new leader for HR.

He'll still be involved with initiatives he had been working on in the department, but will also be tasked with providing "oversight direction and leadership of certain administrative functions" in HR; facilities management; design and real estate; public safety and emergency management; and auxiliary services and sustainability, according to the resolution.

DeJong had been the acting senior vice chancellor for 10 months before Chancellor Patrick Gallagher announced that he would stay in the position permanently. Before this, DeJong served as the executive vice provost for the University.

— Donovan Harrell


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