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Pitt's chancellor is announced Saturday
By: WJAC Web Staff and the Associated Press
PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- The board of trustees voted Patrick Gallagher, the acting deputy secretary of the agency, chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh, Saturday.
Gallagher is set to start at Pitt in August.
Mark Nordenberg spent 19 years as Pitts chancellor.
Gallagher currently serves as chief operating officer of the Commerce Department, which has 40,000 employees and a $10 billion budget.
Board Chairman Stephen Tritch said Gallaghers experience will enable him to promote innovation and research through the university.