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Welcome, Dietrich School Graduates!

As the liberal arts core of the University of Pittsburgh, the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is proud to have more than 90,000 alumni representing 42 academic departments and programs. The Dietrich School boasts a rich tradition of producing exceptional graduates who have made significant contributions to a wide array of fields. Among our distinguished alumni are individuals whose accomplishments have earned them national and international acclaim. We take pride in the achievements of individuals like Herbert W. Boyer, Michael W. Chabon, Paul C. Lauterbur, Wangari Muta Maathai, and Bert W. O’Malley, who have left an indelible mark on their respective fields and continue to inspire future generations of Dietrich School students. Learn more about their achievements on our Distinguished Alumni page.

Dean on the Go!

Dean Adam loves to meet Dietrich School students, faculty, staff and alumni. Check out his recent travels on and off campus.










On May 8, Dean Adam and Dietrich School alumnus Ron Poropatich co-hosted a cocktail hour at the Cosmos Club in Washington D.C. Professor Jae-Jae Spoon, chair of the Department of Political Science, shared an update about the great work her faculty doing and she and Dean Adam fielded questions from an engaged and enthusiastic group of alumni.















In April, Dean Adam met with Mark Pastin (A&S '70) recipient of the 2023 Dietrich School Distinguished Alumni Award. Learn more about Mark and his time at Pitt, including those games of "moon glow frisbee."








On March 20, Dean Adam and his wife, Dr. Emily Jaffe, co-hosted a small dinner with VIP Pitt alumni and special community guests to celebrate presidential historian and author Michael Beschloss (pictured with Adam and Emily), who presented that night as part of the Pittsburgh Speaker Series.


On March 25, Dean Adam joined Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and the College of General Studies, Adriana Helbig, in celebrating graduating seniors from the Dietrich School and CGS who've distinguished themselves within and beyond the classroom.


During a February trip to visit Dietrich School alumni in Southern California, Dean Adam got to spend time with Linda (A&S '69) and John Crans. 


Dean Adam celebrated 2024 Ampco-Pittsburgh Prize winners, Jaclyn Kurash from the Department of German and Andrew Lotz from the Department of Political Science, at a reception on February 27, co-hosted by Associate Dean Adriana Helbig. The annual award celebrates excellence in undergraduate advising. Learn more about this year's winners.












Dean Adam kicked off 2024 with a tour of a new Anatomy Lab in our Department of Biological Sciences.












Dean Adam and members of the Dietrich School leadership team are in the process of conducting a listening tour of all 30 of the Dietrich School's academic departments. The team kicked off the tour with a visit to the Department of Studio Arts.


Dean Adam and Harvey Cohen

Dean Adam recently spent some time on campus with Dietrich School alumnus Harvey Cohen (A&S ’68). Cohen—recipient of the school’s 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award—is deeply committed to the school’s Department of Economics. He’s invested in undergraduate educational opportunities through the Cohen fellowship program and in faculty and student research in behavioral and experimental economics.

Pitt Alumni Do Amazing Things

We invite you to explore this site and learn more about opportunities to engage in the life of the school. As a Dietrich School alumnus, you have brought honor and recognition to the school and to the University of Pittsburgh with your outstanding accomplishments. Please view the recent Alumni Updates from Pitt Magazine. New job? Big move? Just married? Don't forget to submit your own Class Note! Your submission may be featured in a future issue of Pitt Magazine.

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Read more Alumni Updates from Pitt Magazine.

Board of Visitors

The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Board of Visitors provides an external perspective and advice to the Dean to advance the Dietrich School’s strategic objectives and priorities. Serving as ambassadors and advocates for the Dietrich School, the Board of Visitors is integral in celebrating the Dietrich School and its accomplishments, increasing school visibility and awareness among alumni, prospective students, potential donors, employers, professionals, and other constituencies. The Board of Visitors serves as an advisory resource for Dietrich School students, providing guidance and opportunities for internships, career development, and networking. Their contributions assist the Dietrich School to continually exceed its philanthropic support, benefitting our students, faculty, and staff.

View the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Board of Visitors.

Tell Us About Yourself

Welcome to the online alumni community for the Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences. Here, we'll keep you in touch with your classmates and tell you about all the great things happening at your school. In pursuit of the university's mission of transforming lives through education, we strive to establish relationships, strengthen traditions, and cultivate a lifelong loyalty to the Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences. Please take a moment to tell us more about yourself so that we may share news of your success with the entire Dietrich School community.