See who retired from Pitt in the second half of 2022

The list of retirees in the second half of 2022 isn’t very long, but the years of service add up into the hundreds.


Patricia Colosimo (23 years), director of arts programming

Jon Draeger (35 years), associate professor of chemistry

Andrea Robbins (40+ years), instructor of chemistry and algebra, Division of Physical and Computational Sciences. Robbins is one of Pitt–Bradford’s longest-serving faculty members.

Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences

Susan Andrade (30 years), English, associate professor

Carol Colby (26 years), Neuroscience, professor emeritus

John Markoff (50 years), Sociology, distinguished university professor emeritus

Thomas Ricketts (17 years), Philosophy, professor emeritus          

Terence Smith (21 years), History of Art and Architecture, Andrew W. Mellon professor emeritus

David Stoffer (40 years), Statistics, professor emeritus


Rick Fogle (39 years), dean of student services. Fogle spent 37 of his 39 years at Pitt-Greensburg as dean of student services. During his time, resident student occupancy has grown from 116 to nearly 600. He built a comprehensive set of services to benefit students, most notable being the Health Center, Counseling Center, Career Services, Student Activities, Athletics, and Orientation. The second longest-serving chief of student affairs officer in the history of the Pitt system and the longest-serving administrator in Pitt–Greensburg’s 58-year history, his dedication to the campus went beyond day-to-day operations. He and his wife Amy established two scholarships: the Fogle Family Education Scholarship (2001) and the SGA Truex Study Abroad Scholarship (2002). Recently, they pledged a lead gift toward the construction of a turf soccer/lacrosse field — the largest donation to the campus by a staff member.

Dean Nelson (20 years), associate professor of mathematics. A member of the faculty since 2002, he also served as the assistant vice president for academic affairs for nine years and was a member of the president’s cabinet.

Stephen A. Schrum (17 years), associate professor emeritus of fine arts. Schrum has shared his love of theater and the creative process with students through his classes and as the director of the Pitt-Greensburg Theatre Company. He directed a total of 88 plays during his career, in addition to multiple one-acts and overseeing a couple of staged readings. He designed the Arts Entrepreneurship Certificate Program to help visual and performing arts majors to understand the business side of arts as well as preparing them to market themselves. Schrum also created a course called Theatre Technology that incorporated digital audio, digital video, and virtual worlds.


Jerry Samples (26 years), division chair and professor of engineering


Diane Kirk (16 years), clinical associate professor

Denise Morrin (47 years), lead department coordinator

Roger Fustich (22 years), director of administrative operations for the Office of Child Development

Frederick Honors College

Karen Billingsley (30 years), department administrator

Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Cheryl Messick (25 years), professor emeritus, Department of Communication Science and Disorders

Susan Shaiman Kimelman (25 years), associate professor emeritus, Department of Communication Science and Disorders

Walt Stoy (41 years), professor emeritus, Emergency Medicine program 


Lora Burke (33 years), professor emeritus

University Library System

Mary Stibrik (43 years), administrative secretary 

University Communications

Mike Drazdzinski (37 years), photographer