No raises for Pitt’s senior leaders for second year

For the second year in a row, there will be no changes to the existing compensation packages for Pitt’s senior leadership, according to a University spokesman.

Traditionally, the Board of Trustees Compensation Committee has met in December to consider the salaries of the current officers of the University for the upcoming fiscal year. Because no changes are planned there will be no meeting of the committee this December.

The officers include: Chancellor Patrick Gallagher; Provost Ann Cudd; Anantha Shekhar, senior vice chancellor for health sciences and dean of the School of Medicine; Geovette Washington, chief legal officer; Hari Sastry, chief financial officer; David N. DeJong, senior vice chancellor for business and operations; Rob Rutenbar, senior vice chancellor for research; and Paul Lawrence, treasurer and interim chief investment officer.

Rosalyn Jones, vice chancellor and secretary of the Board of Trustees, became an officer of the University in July, and her salary of $250,000 was set by the board committee in October.

Pay raises for the rest of the Pitt employees for the 2021-22 fiscal year ranged from 1 to 1.75 percent depending on current salary and performance.

Last year, Gallagher and members of his senior leadership team committed a portion of their 2020-21 salaries toward the general scholarship fund, which provides tuition assistance to Pitt students.

— Susan Jones


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