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July 9, 1998

Connolly elected to fourth term as head of Pitt's Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees has elected J.W. Connolly to a fourth consecutive one-year term as chairperson.

The retired H.J. Heinz Co. senior vice president has chaired Pitt's board since June 1995. Board chairpersons can serve a maximum of five consecutive terms.

Also at the June 25 trustees meeting, the board elected new term, special and alumni trustees, and elected and re-elected members of the board's executive committee.

The board also re-elected a trustee to serve on the University of Pittsburgh Trust board; elected and re-elected directors and members of the UPMC Health System executive committee; and elected and re-elected members of the executive committee of the joint board of UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC Shadyside hospitals.

George A. Davidson Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of Consolidated Natural Gas Co., was elected a term trustee for the 1997-2001 class. Elected as term trustees for 1998-2002 were J.W. Connolly; Frank E. Mosier, retired vice chairman, BP America Advisory Board; James C. Roddey, managing general partner, Allegheny Media; and Thomas J. Usher, chairman and CEO, USX Corp.

Elected as special trustees were Robert W. Murphy Jr., ValuAmerica chairman and CEO (1995-99 class); Martha Hartle Munsch, partner, Reed Smith Shaw & McClay; and Richard L. Fischer, executive vice president, chairman's counsel, Aluminum Co. of America (both for the 1998-2002 class).

Andrew J. Kuzneski Jr., president of A.J. Kuzneski Jr., Inc., and Robert G. Lovett, partner, Reed Smith Shaw & McClay, were elected alumni trustees.

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

Thomas J. Usher was elected to the Pitt board's executive committee. Re-elected to the committee, likewise for one year terms ending next June, were Thomas G. Bigley, retired managing partner, Ernst & Young, and chairperson of the trustees' athletics committee; Suzanne W. Broadhurst, director of corporate giving, Eat 'N' Park Restaurants, Inc., and chairperson of the trustees' institutional advancement committee; George A. Davidson Jr.; E. Jeanne Gleason, executive director, Pennsylvania Rural Arts Alliance; Malcolm M. Prine, chairperson of the trustees' investment committee; and Evans Rose Jr., director and senior partner, Cohen & Grigsby, P.C.

Re-elected to the University of Pittsburgh Trust board for 1998-2002 was Martha Hartle Munsch.

Trustees elected J.W. Connolly as first vice chairperson of the board of UPMC Health System. Elected as UPMC Health System directors for the 1996-99 class was Ralph J. Cappy, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania associate justice. Elected for the 1998-2001 class were William R. Johnson, president and CEO, H.J. Heinz Co.; David B. Fawcett Jr., senior partner, Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote; David J. Mayernik, Pennsylvania state representative; E. Jeanne Gleason; and J. Roger Glunt, president, Glunt Building Co., Inc.

Elected to the UPMC Health System executive committee were Jeffrey S. Blum, chairman, tax law group, Klett Lieber Rooney & Schorling, P.C.; William R. Johnson and James C. Roddey. Re-elected were Richard L. Fischer; Pitt Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg; Thomas Detre, Pitt senior vice chancellor, Health Sciences (Detre will be succeeded on the executive committee by Arthur S. Levine, who will become Pitt's new senior vice chancellor for Health Sciences and dean of the School of Medicine, effective Nov. 1); and George K. Michalopoulos, interim medical school dean.

J.W. Connolly was re-elected second vice chairperson of the joint board of directors of UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC Shadyside hospitals. Elected as directors of the joint board for 1998-2001 were Earl F. Hord, managing general partner, Keystone Minority Capital Fund, and David B. Fawcett Jr.

Re-elected to the joint board's executive committee were Richard L. Baron, professor and chairperson of the Pitt medical school's radiology department; Richard L. Fischer; Mark A. Nordenberg, and Thomas Detre (to be succeeded Nov. 1 by Arthur S. Levine).

— Bruce Steele

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