Dear University Community,

Kathy HumphreyWelcome to The Year of Engagement!

Annually, the Provost announces an over-arching theme for the academic year. The “Year of” program is designed to channel our community focus, guide our sponsored activities, and coalesce our collective interests. While the Pitt community faces unique challenges this year, we remain committed to making the Year of Engagement just as stimulating, productive, and impactful as those of the past.

During the Year of Engagement, we will create opportunities and partnerships that positively impact our campuses, our region, and ultimately change our world for the better.

The Year of Engagement will challenge each of us to reimagine how the Pitt community engages with new and existing partners, especially during a time time when we can’t be together physically. It will require us to elevate our thoughts and practices regarding connecting with one another and doing the work needed to uplift and improve our communities. And it will provide resources for launching new and innovative projects and initiatives that ultimately bring us closer together. The Year of Engagement will provide us with opportunities to authentically learn about our common goals and our shared values.

This website will contain the most up-to-date information about the Year of Engagement activities. I encourage every member of the Pitt community to check it often for updates. Also, feel free to use the hashtag #PittEngage as you post about YOE events and initiatives.

Engagement is an essential part of my life’s work, and I am looking forward to discovering new and inventive ways it can help us improve our communities. This year’s YOE committee has worked diligently to ensure there will be numerous opportunities throughout the year to engage through service, scholarship, and with special events such as our Diversity Forum.

So, get ready and join us as we explore, as we educate, and as we engage.

Thank you & Hail to Pitt!

Kathy Humphrey,
Senior Vice Chancellor for Engagement and
Secretary to the Board of Trustees