Camille Gockowski

MID '14

Beth Rossman

VP, Government Relations, Honeywell International

Xiaotang Huang

MPIA '12

Jonathan Russell

MPIA '14

Eamonn Berry

MPIA '14

Caitlin Rice


Lindsey Anderson

Senior Policy Advisor/Policy Unit Chief, FEMA

Sam Adcock

Senior VP, Government Relations, EADS North America

Kevin Kearns

Professor Kevin Kearns

Adame Frances

Former Student Cabinet Vice President

Rebecca Young

MID '14

Jessica Smith

Former Student Cabinet President

Jim Withers, M.D., Operation Safety Net
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
4:30-6:00 p.m. 
Frick Fine Arts Building, 125 Lecture Hall

The Philanthropy Forum will host guest speaker, Tonya Allen, CEO of the Skillman Foundation, at 8:30 a.m., Wed., March 29 in the Ballroom of the O’Hara Student Center (4024 O’Hara St., Oakland). Please RSVP to

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Ballroom, O’Hara Student Center
4024 O’Hara Street
Please RSVP to
Light Refreshments Served


12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Wed., March 29, 2017
Posvar Hall, 3911
(GSPIA students only)

Recent News

March 22, 2017

Dr. William Dunn has been named an Honorary Member of the Network of Schools and Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe.  The award is given to recipients of the Alisa Brunovska Award for Teaching Excellence in Public Administration, and to former NISPAcee Presidents and Executive Directors. Dr. Dunn also recently received the University of Pittsburgh Provost's Award for Excellence in Mentoring.

March 13, 2017

The University of Pittsburgh was honored today with a national award recognizing its commitment to international education and the strength of its global programs.  It is one of only four institutions nationwide to receive the 2017 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization. 

March 13, 2017

GSPIA Dean John Keeler presented George N. Cretekos (MPA ‘70) with the Distinguished Alumnus Award recently at a private dinner in his honor in sunny Sand Key, Florida. Cretekos was recognized for his lifelong commitment to public service with special dedication to the community of Clearwater, Florida, where he has served as a member of the City Council and, since 2012, as Mayor.  To read George's bio, click here.

March 02, 2017

Kristen Maser Michaels named to’s Who’s Next listing of the top 20 up-and-comers under age 40 among local community leaders and activists.  Michaels, 34, is executive director of the Congress of Neighboring Communities (CONNECT). The organization works with the City of Pittsburgh and the 39 municipalities that create the urban core of Allegheny County to find ways they can work together across political boundaries.

March 01, 2017

Assistant Professor Sera Linardi and her colleagues from Pitt’s School of Social Work (PI: Jeffrey Shook) were recently awarded a grant as part of the university’s Integrative Social Science Research Initiative from the provost’s office. The project, “From Barely Making It To…? Effects of Raising Wages Among Low-Wage Workers” seeks to develop a new interdisciplinary research collaboration focused on the effects of wage increases on low-wage workers and their families.  

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