Top administrators donate to general scholarship fund

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher and members of his senior leadership team announced last week they would commit a portion of their salaries to support students and the Pitt community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I am honored to join my senior leadership team in giving back to the University of Pittsburgh and our students,” Gallagher said in a news release. “In the face of this unprecedented crisis, we continue to respond in true Panther form: as a community.”

Gallagher is donating 20 percent of his 2020 salary, which would be $133,947 of his base salary of $669,738. His current salary includes a 2.25 percent raise, which was approved in December by the Board of Trustees Compensation Committee.

The donations would come in the 2020-21 fiscal year and would go toward the general scholarship fund, which provides tuition assistance to Pitt students.

The University’s eight senior vice chancellors will donate 10 percent of their salaries. These leaders and their current base salaries include:

  • Ann Cudd, provost and senior vice chancellor: $475,463

  • Kathy Humphrey, senior vice chancellor for Engagement and secretary of the Board of Trustees: $427,993

  • Geovette Washington, senior vice chancellor and chief legal officer: $427,993.

  • Robert Rutenbar, senior vice chancellor for Research: $423,929

  • Hari Sastry, senior vice chancellor and chief financial officer: $398,775

  • Greg Scott, senior vice chancellor for business and operations, $350,375

  • Kris Davitt, senior vice chancellor for Philanthropic & Alumni Engagement, salary unknown

Anantha Shekhar, who will become senior vice chancellor for Health Sciences in July, also will participate in the give-back. His salary must still be approved by the Board of Trustees Compensation Committee.

— Susan Jones


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