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Three Pitt leaders were named to a higher education Power 100 list

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Three University of Pittsburgh leaders were included on City & State PA’s Power 100 list of higher education innovators across the commonwealth.

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher was recognized for helping to steer Pitt through the COVID-19 pandemic, fostering research and expanding facilities on campus. His Pitt Success Pell Match program has also invested more than $95 million into low-income students, helping to make tuition more affordable.

Diversity and justice initiatives in Pitt’s School of Education earned Valerie Kinloch a recognition from the magazine. The Renée and Richard Goldman Dean’s research centers Black and Hispanic voices, and she has led initiatives to encourage Black students to become teachers.

Anantha Shekhar, dean of Pitt’s School of Medicine, earned a spot on the list for introducing an MD/PhD program and the school’s success in securing federal research funding. As vice chancellor for the health sciences, Shekhar also leads Pitt’s six schools, which rank consistently among the nation’s top universities in securing NIH grants.

The Power 100 lists are created based on research by City & State PA’s editorial staff and input from its advisory board.