Mark A. Nordenberg, Chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh
Mark A. Nordenberg was elected Interim Chancellor by the University’s Board of Trustees in 1995. In 1996, following a national search, he was elected the 17th Chancellor of the University. During his tenure as Chancellor, the University has achieved new levels of quality and impact on virtually every front. Undergraduate applications have increased dramatically, and the academic credentials of enrolled students have soared. Earlier in his career, Chancellor Nordenberg served as Dean of Pitt’s School of Law and as Interim Provost, the chief academic officer, of the University. In 1994, he was elevated to the special faculty rank of Distinguished Service Professor of Law. In recognition of the remarkable progress achieved during Mark Nordenberg’s first decade as Chancellor, the University’s Trustees, alumni, and special friends of the University contributed $2.5 million to endow a faculty chair in his name. On October 26, 2012, the University’s Board of Trustees recognized Chancellor Nordenberg for his leadership and commitment to Pitt’s students by raising $5.8 million to create the Mark A. Nordenberg Scholarship Fund. Over the course of his career, Chancellor Nordenberg has led a number of wide-ranging civic initiatives and has been recognized for his accomplishments and contributions by a number of other groups. He is an honors graduate of Thiel College and the University of Wisconsin Law School.
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