RG 02.5

President. 2007, June. Smith, Dr. Sharon P.




Contains: Installation invitation; Installation program; E-mail, 4/2/03, Chancellor Mark Nordenberg to Pres. SPS, Congratulations; news clippings.

Greetings and Congratulations. Letters.

Includes letters of congratulation, acceptance/regrets in re attending the installation ceremony.

Greetings and Congratulations. Proclamations.

Allegheny College, Meadville, PA; Antioch University, Los Angeles; Clarion University of Pennsylvania; College of Wooster; Davidson College; Dominican University; Drexel University; East Stroudsburg University; Elizabethtown College; Franklin & Marshall College; Grove City College; Houghton College; Immaculata University; Indiana University of Pennsylvania; La Salle University; Lafayette College; Lincoln University; Lock Haven University; Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee; Millersville University of Pennsylvania; Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA; Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA; Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Il; Pennsylvania Highlands Community College; Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; SUNY Potsdam; Robert Morris University; Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC; Salem State College; Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania; Siena College, Loudonville, NY; Temple University; Texas Lutheran University; Thiel College; Universitiy of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown; Valley Forge Christian College; West Chester University of Pennsylvania; West Virginia University; Wheeling Jesuit University; Widener University; Wilson College.

Greetings and Congratulations. Proclamations - Oversize.

Albright College; Bermuda College; Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Office of the Lieutenant Governor; Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania; Saint Francis University.


2007, August Invitation to attend the Annual Circle Dinner at Lynch Hall on the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg Campus on Friday, Sept. 7, 2007. This year’s dinner sponsored by Dr. Ted Zaleskiewicz in honor of Dr. Sharon P. Smith, President of Pitt-Greensburg.

2007, August 2. To: University Staff and Supervisors of Staff. Subject: University Hours of Business. {…Briefly, the units of the University must be open between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. This applies to all regional campuses of the University, without exception. Beginning August 13, individual full-time staff members will be expected to observe the 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. work day schedule…any arrangements other than the standard work day of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. [i.e. flex time) would be work-driven, the exception and not the rule, and would need to be reported to my office for consideration.]

2007, August 2. [Ltr format, 2p.] To: Dear Colleague [Pitt-Greensburg faculty] [Subjects include, inter alia: thoughts after my first month on campus and my plans for the near future; Pitt-Greensburg as an undiscovered gem, a campus with unrecognized and unrealized potential; at the July 17, 18 retreat for campus leaders [SPS] learned that the Class of 2011 enrollment was up by 24% over last year, recent approval of 19 minors, development of proposals for new majors in education and chemistry, work of marketing task force leading to proposals for standards on print and web publications and recommendations on “branding” and “tag lines” for the campus: Pitt-Greensburg, rather than UPG, as its brand name; selected “Discover Yourself…Discover Your World” as tag-line marketing efforts over the next year; conversation over the next year will lead to a strategic plan for an exciting future for the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg.]

2007, August 6. [Ltr Format, 2p.] To: Dear Staff Friends. [Text same as August 2, 2007 To: Dear Colleague [Pitt-Greensburg Faculty.]

2007, August 20. To: All Faculty and Staff. Subject: Vice President for Academic Affairs. [I am delighted to inform you that the Provost has approved my request to appoint Dr. J. Wesley Jamison, Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective September 1, 2007. Dr. Jamison has served as Interim Vice President since July, 2006…]

2007, Sept. 10. To: Pitt-Greensburg Faculty and Staff. Re: La Cultura 2008. [This year’s theme for La Cultura is Egypt: Crossroads of Civilization. There will be a series of lectures illuminating various aspects of Egyptian cultural achievement, as well as the annual fundraising dinner that raises money for the International Study Abroad Program and the Guy Rossetti International Study Scholarship. The campus will host the La Cultura dinner on January 19, 2008. The cost to faculty and staff and their guest is $100, a reduction of $30 from the usual price. As an added convenience, we are offering employees the option to pay for their ticket(s) in a series of installments (Option 1, 4 payments of $25; Option 2, 3 payments at $33.33 per payment; Option 3, 2 payments of $50 per payment).

2007, September 27. To: Pitt-Greensburg Faculty. Subject: Da Vinci Society. [Asks assistance in identifying students who should be nominated for the Da Vinci Society, the most prestigious honor at Pitt-Greensburg; discusses the necessary attributes which Da Vinci scholars should possess; attachment gives a list of Pitt-Greensburg students who have completed at least 60 credits and have attained at least a 3.5 GPA; requests nominations of worthy students no later than Oct. 10, 2007 by informing Dr. Elisa Beshero-Bondar; prerequisites for those who become Da Vinci Scholars include a $1,000 scholarship for tuition or travel and special recognition at the Graduation ceremony.]

2007, November 15. To: The Pitt-Greensburg Community. Subject: President’s Distinguished Service Award for Staff. [Announces that the tradition of acknowledging the outstanding performance of staff at Pitt-Greensburg will continue with a new award, the President’s Distinguished Service Award for Staff. Enclosed at the year’s [2007] program and nomination form and criteria, as well as, a description of the nomination and selection process. Nomination packets must be received no later than 4 p.m., Thursday Dec. 6. The winner of the award will be announced at the Staff Holiday Luncheon and Recognition Program on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007. A $500 award will be processed as a supplemental payment in January.]

2008, Jan. 2. [To] Dear Colleagues [Sent to staff members only] Subject: ["business casual"...dress-down style]. [Reminds everyone that "business casual is a good guideline for the dress-down style that has been a campus option on Fridays for some years, as it reminds us of the importance of maintaining a professional appearance that sets an example for students...attire such as jeans, flip-flops, jogging sneakers and T-shirts or sweatshirts with slogans is inappropriate and unacceptable as "business casual" dress...let's set the right example for our students in our attire every day and maintain a professional appearance, whether casual or not.]

2008, Jan. 4. To: All Faculty. Subject: Divisional Chairs. [Announces new Divisional chairs whose terms will begin July 1, 2008 and end June 300, 2011. Dr. Elizabeth Marciniak, Behavioral Sciences Division; Dr. William Rued, Humanities Division; Dr. Mark Stauffer, Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering.]

2008, Jan. 4. [To] Dear Colleagues [forwarded via e-mail by Janet C. Biskup from Office of the President, Dr. Sharon P. Smith]. Subject: Campus Survey Results. [...thanks for participation in our campus climate survey, which I expect to be the first of an annual survey...responses provide a rich perspective as well as a call for action in a number of key areas...attached is a summary of the responses to the survey questions...cites Dr. Smith's analysis of the responses and proposed actions.]

2008, Mar. 20. LTR. [To] Dear Colleagues: "At yesterday's Faculty Senate meeting, I departed from my usual practice of delivering remarks in order to allow more time for discussion of the benchmarking question. However, I promised to provide faculty with updates since the last Senate meeting in this letter instead." Topics covered in letter: 1. Additional Resources; 2. Goals and Objectives for FY 2009 and Beyond; 3. Construction Plans; 4. Personnel Decisions; 5. Leveraging Relations within the University of Pittsburgh. [Copy of "Goals and Objectives for FY 2009 and Beyond, Greensburg Campus, Final Version, February 27, 2008" attached to the letter by UPG Archives. faz]

2008, August. [Invitation to attend the Annual Circle Dinner, Lynch Hall, UPG, Friday, Sept. 5, 2008.]

2008, Aug. 6. To: Dear Colleagues. [Subject: Ben Franklin Society] [Announces a new organization under the leadership of Dr. Kelli Maloy entitled the Ben Franklin society with its mission "to encourage exceptional Pitt-Greensburg students to continue their intellectual journeys of discovery both during college and in graduate school with the support of prestigious fellowships and scholarships, i.e.: Fulbright grants to study abroad, Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships for undergraduates in the sciences, Morris K. Udall scholarships for undergraduates studying environmental policy, Marshall Scholarships which support graduate study in the United Kingdom in all fields, Rhodes Scholarships which support graduate study at Oxford. Asks faculty to volunteer as resources and mentors for the new members in their quests for these honors. Attached is Ben Franklin Society Application for Admission.]

2008, Aug. 21. [To:] Dear Faculty. [Announces a new chemistry major which was developed under Mark Stauffers leadership, approved by PACUP, and is rolling out this year. Announces development (in process) of two broad majors, elementary and secondary education, coupled with disciplinary specialization and an option for a full second major. The elementary education major was approved at the May PACUP meeting and the secondary education major is returning to the September PACUP hopefully for approval. Vicki Barnot and Melissa Marks have been leading the development of the education program.]

2010, May 19 To: Dear Colleagues. Subject. [Results of Inspection of FOB and Powers Hall by the Univ. of Pgh. Dept. of Environmental Health and Safety] [Inspection made as a result of some questions which were raised about related illnesses being associated with the Faculty Office Building and Powers Hall. Report (attached) gives both buildings a clean bill of health.]

2010, July 22. [Ltr. Format] [From: Sharon P. Smith, President. To: Dear Colleagues] [Subj.: Message from Pres. Smith in re Commander Schreiber.] [Announces the appointment, by Exec. Vice Chancellor Jerome Cochran, of Kathleen Schreiber of the Pgh. Campus Police Dept. as Regional Commander who will interact regularly with the heads of the regional campus police departments on regional issues in all system discussions of safety and security. She will continue to report directly to Chief Delaney on the Pgh. campus. Commander Schreiber's office is on the Pitt-Greensburg campus. Appointment effective 7/1/10.]

[2010, August.] Invitation. Annual Circle Dinner, Lynch Hall, September 10, 2010.
[2011, August.] Invitation. Annual Circle Dinner, Lynch Hall, September 9, 2011.

2015, Feb. 20. Memo SPS to University Community: Faculty, Staff, and Students. Subject: Reporting Incidents of Sexual Violence.

2015, April 7. SPS to: [Faculty; Staff]. Subject: 8th Campus Climate Survey, [Spring] 2015.

2015, August 20. SPS to: University Community. Subject: Congressman Tim Murphy's Town Hall Meeting [Aug. 20].

2015, Oct. 1. SPS to: [Faculty; Staff]. Subject: 8th Campus Climate Survey, [Spring] 2015.

2015, Oct. 1. SPS to: Pitt-Greensburg Community. Subj.: [DaVinci Scholars Nomination.]

2015, Oct. 9. From SPS To: [UPG Faculty] Subject: [University of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees Meeting on UPG Campus]. The Board of Trustees of the University of Pittsburgh is holding its retreat, its private informational meeting, and its public meeting for fall 2015 on our campus on Thursday and Friday, October 22 and 23...

2015, Nov. 5. J.C. Biskup to [UPG Community]. [State of the Campus Address, Nov. 23, 2015, 11:30, Powers Hall.]

2015, Nov. 16. From: SPS To: The Pitt-Greensburg Community. Subj.: President's Distinguished Service Award for Staff. [In re nominations for the President's Distinguished Service Award for Staff and includes Program Guidelines and nomination form.]

2015, Dec. 3. From SPS to [Colleagues]. Subject: [Decision of Dr. J. Wesley Jamison to step down from role of Vice President of Academic Affairs effective July 1, 2016 and begin a two-year phased retirement.]

2016, Feb. 18. From SPS To: [UPG Community] Subj.: Admitted Student Day--Saturday, March 20, 2016. [Exciting news on the Admissions front...crucial step in the continuing process to recruit students...give guests a warm Pitt-Greensburg...]

2016, Feb. 25. From SPS to [UPG Community] Subj.: Zika Virus. [Has attachment from Pa. Dept. of Health entitled, "Zika Virus Implications for College Health".]

2016, March 16. To: UPG library, UPG Staff, UPG Faculty. Subj.: Admitted Student Day. [Update news on the admissions front.]

2016, March 21. To: Faculty and Staff. Subj.: New Vice President for Academic Affairs Announced. [Dr. Jacqueline Hamilton Horrall will become Vice President for Academic Affairs beginning July 2016. She replaces Dr. J. Wesley Jamison who is stepping down from that position.]

2016, April 12. SPS to Colleagues. Subject: 9th annual (2016) Campus Climate Survey.

2016, May 9. SPS to Pitt-Greensburg Campus Community. Subject: Reorganization of Administration. [...reorganize in lieu of hiring a new VP: Ronna Colland, promoted to Dir. of Financial & Business Services; Joe Bleehash, promoted to Director of Facilities & Security with Dan Lynch, Chief of Police reporting to DL; Mary Anne Koleny, Director of Human Resources & Title IX Liaison with Stacy Netzel, Dir. of Conferencing Services reporting to MAK; Scott Coulson to continue his role as Dir. of Computing & Telecommunications.]

2016, July 19, [SPS to Colleagues] Subject: [Annual Campus Retreat.] [Annual Campus Retreat, July 26, 9 AM-4 PM and July 27, 9 AM-1 PM. Theme: "Addressing the Communication Challenges that Slow Our Progress -- Within the Campus and Between the Campus and the Outside World." Gives the agenda for the meeting.]

2016, Aug. 10 SPS to Colleagues. Subj.: [launching a newsletter [Univ. of Pgh. at Greensburg Campus Update] that will provide regular updates to the Campus...]

2016, Sept. 9. SPS to Colleagues. Subj.: [Title III Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP) Grant]. UPG received that it will receive $2.037 million over the next five years. Funds will be used to expand and modify program offerings, improve facilities, increase academic support services, and increase the use of data analysis in making business-related decisions. Dr. J. Wesley Jamison, principal investigator.]

2016, Oct. 18. SPS to Colleagues. Subj.:[..."Brand New Thinking", a brochure which presents in some detail our new branding message "Power to the Power of one"...] [Includes copy of brochure.]

2017, May 3. From: Sent by Susan M. Isola on behalf of Pres. Sharon P. Smith. Subject: [Expression of sympathy upon the accidential death of Megan Froehlich.]

2018, Feb. 2. From: Sent by J.C. Biskup on behalf of Pres. Sharon P. Smith. Subject: Town Hall Meeting--Search for Pitt's next provost. Ferguson Theater, Feb. 14. Rob A. Rutenbar, Senior Vice Chancellor for Research and Chair of the Provost Search Committee will lead the meeting.


11/21/2007 LTR SPS to Dr. Carl F. Poke. [Acknowledging bequest from Dr. Carl F. Poke to the future students of the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg.]

Ltr dtd 3/17/14 S. Richard Fedrizzi, U.S. Green Building Council to UPG Pres. Sharon P. Smith in re "achieving LEED gold certification of the Frank A. Cassell Hall..."


Annual Report [University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg Annual Report, 2007-2008]
Planning and Budgeting Document [UPG]: FY 2008
State of the Campus
September 13, 2010 [Powerpoint Presentation. Print edition.]
September 12, 2011 [Powerpoint Presentation. Print edition.]


Campus Climate Survey

See:  RG02.5 Ser.: Memorandum. Memo dtd 1/14/08


Campus Retreat
2007, July 17-18
2008, July 15-16
2009, July 21-22

2016, July 26-27


2011 [To Parents and Graduates] 2011 Parent Appreciation Day

2011 [To Alumni] 2011 Commencement Weekend

Pitt-Greensburg Cabinet Retreat

Retreat, July 15-16, 2008. Agenda with Annual report 2007-2008 as an attachment.

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