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October 12, 2017

Pitt–Bradford Residence Hall Named to Honor Retiring President of Regional Campuses

Livingston Alexander and members of the Board of Trustees with resolution to name residence hall for Alexander

Pitt’s Board of Trustees passed a resolution naming the Livingston Alexander House, Residence Hall at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford in honor of the president of Pitt-Bradford and Titusville. Pictured, from left, are Pitt Chancellor Patrick Gallagher; Eva Tansky Blum, chairperson of Pitt’s Board of Trustees; Livingston Alexander; Jeannine T. Schoenecker, a University trustee and the incoming chair of the Pitt–Bradford Advisory Board; and Craig A. Hartburg, the current chair of the Pitt–Bradford Advisory Board and a former Pitt trustee.


The newest residence hall at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford — currently under construction and expected to open for student occupancy in fall 2018 — will bear the name of the campus’s president, Livingston Alexander, in honor of his service to both the Bradford campus and its surrounding community.

“Over the course of his nearly 15-year career at Pitt, Livingston’s ambitious vision has shaped every facet of learning and leading at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford,” said Chancellor Patrick Gallagher, at the September Board of Trustees meeting, where the naming was announced. “The Livingston Alexander House, Residence Hall will stand as a lasting tribute to this impact, which will benefit both our students and broader University community for generations to come.”

Work on the Livingston Alexander House, Residence Hall began in May. The $17 million coed living facility will house more than 170 first-year students and will include a wide range of amenities, including a fitness facility as well as study and community lounges.

Alexander, who announced his retirement in June, has led Pitt–Bradford to success in the areas of academic excellence, campus development and fiscal prosperity.

Alexander was named the third president of Pitt–Bradford in April 2003. He assumed the presidency of Pitt–Titusville — in an administrative realignment under which he has served as president of both institutions — in May 2012. Under his leadership, Pitt–Titusville has seen campus student enrollment stabilize and student retention and graduation rates increase.

“I am both humbled and honored beyond measure by this extraordinary moment,” said Alexander. “When I assumed the presidency at Pitt–Bradford, I regarded the appointment as the opportunity of a lifetime. Now that I am reflecting on my time at Bradford and Titusville, I consider myself fortunate to have served this noble network of institutions that have given so much back to me and my family.”


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