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Charles Guthrie was named executive director of Student Health Services

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Charles Guthrie, who has spent 23 years in direct patient care and nursing leadership at UPMC, will lead the University of Pittsburgh’s Student Health Services (SHS) effective June 12.

As executive director, Guthrie will build upon the strengths and success of SHS in providing health care to Pitt’s diverse student population; inspiring and supporting a multidisciplinary team of health care professionals, administrative staff and trainees; and working closely with other partners across campus and in the larger Pittsburgh community.

Guthrie currently serves as a clinical director at UPMC Mercy hospital and as a clinical instructor at Duquesne University, supervising nursing students during their leadership clinical rotation. Prior to these roles, he worked for 18 years at UPMC Children’s Hospital. Guthrie is also an active member of the UPMC PRIDE health employee resource group and the UPMC Conversations That impact LGBTQ+ ERG.

SHS is part of the Wellness Unit within the Division of Student Affairs, which also includes Campus Recreation, the University Counseling Center and Care and Resource Support departments. Elizabeth Wettick has served as the division’s interim director since April 2022, and will return to her previous role as medical director.