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June 27, 2002

Trustees re-elect Dietrich

Pitt's Board of Trustees has elected William S. Dietrich II to a second consecutive one-year term as board chairperson.

Also at the trustees' June 20 annual meeting, the board elected term, special and alumni trustees.

Term and alumni trustees have full voting rights. Special trustees may vote only on committees.

Robert G. Lovett, a partner in Reed Smith LLP, was elected a term trustee for the 2002-2006 class.

Re-elected as term trustees were Frank V. Cahouet, retired chairman, president and CEO of Mellon Bank Corp.; J.W. Connolly, retired senior vice president of H.J. Heinz Co., and Thomas J. Usher, chairman, CEO and president of United States Steel Corp.

Re-elected as a special trustee for 1999-2003 was G. Nicholas Beckwith III, president and CEO of Beckwith Machinery Co. and chairman of the UPMC Health System.

Elected as special trustees for 2001-2005 were Charles E. Bunch, executive vice president, coatings, and president and CEO-elect of PPG Industries; and John P. Curran, owner of Curran Capital Management in New York City.

Elected as special trustees for 2002-2006 were Bibiana Boerio, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Ford Motor Credit; Robert M. Hernandez, chairman of the board of RTI International Metals, Inc.; Marlee S. Myers, managing partner of the Pittsburgh office of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, and William E. Trueheart, president and CEO of The Pittsburgh Foundation.

The board also re-elected Andrew J. Kuzneski Jr., president of A.J. Kuzneski Jr., Inc., and elected Sam S. Zacharias, principal of Gateway Financial Group, Inc., as alumni trustees for 2002-2006.

Of Pitt's seven new trustees, two (Boerio and Myers) are women and one (Trueheart) is African American, Dietrich pointed out.

— Bruce Steele

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