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Pitt Dean of Students Carla Panzella is now associate vice provost, too

Portrait of Carla Panzella.

Carla Panzella, dean of students at Pitt, has taken on an additional role as associate vice provost, effective Dec. 1. Panzella will continue as dean of students while serving as a liaison to the Office of the Provost.

“As the Division of Student Affairs and Office of the Provost continue to enhance the student experience, our emphasis on assessment and student support programs will be vital to our success,” Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Ann E. Cudd said in a letter announcing the appointment. “Carla’s expertise and experience in both areas will be a key factor in that success.”

Panzella joined Pitt as dean of students in 2021 and played an important part in reorganizing the Division of Student Affairs, Cudd said, realigning its programs to advance strategic priorities and improve student experiences.

In her new role, Panzella will focus on maximizing the impact of student success programs for minoritized, first-generation and Pell-eligible students, along with supporting graduate and professional students. She will also work with the data analytics team in the Office of the Provost to collect data alongside student surveys to better understand the student experience at Pitt.