As the University's Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion, Pamela Connelly has University-wide responsibility for coordinating and expanding Pitt’s commitment to, and emphasis on, diversity and inclusion. She works closely with senior leadership in developing and implementing programs that create a stronger culture of diversity and inclusion across the University system. She is also responsible for the Office of Institutional Equity, the Title IX Office, the Digital Accessibility initiative, and manages the University’s related regulatory requirements.
Connelly originally joined the University in 2002 as an associate general counsel. During her time in the Office of General Counsel, she provided legal advice and counsel to nearly all units of the University. Her responsibilities covered a broad variety of higher education law subject matter areas, including discrimination and accommodation issues, Title IX, student conduct and academic issues and constitutional issues. In 2015, left her role as legal counsel, was appointed vice chancellor, and focuses every day on advancing the University’s core values of diversity and inclusion.