Carissa Schively Slotterback, associate dean of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, has been named dean of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA). She will begin her deanship on Oct. 1 and join the faculty as a full professor.

At the University of Minnesota, Slotterback led academic programs and curricula, faculty mentoring, and promotion and research advancement; additionally, she set strategy for and supervised staff teams in academic programs, advising and retention, academic and information technology, and career and professional development. Slotterback also led a school-wide curriculum review, created a new student services leadership team, supported the development of an equity and inclusion plan, and collaborated to advance interdisciplinary initiatives.“