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February 22, 2018

Ramicone to Retire After 30-Year Career at Pitt

Art RamiconeSenior Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer Arthur G. Ramicone has announced his retirement, effective in August 2018, after a three-decade career at Pitt.

“In the last 30 years, Art has made lasting contributions to the strength of this University,” said Chancellor Patrick Gallagher. “He is a leader known for his honesty, integrity and sense of humor — and for bringing great teams together to tackle the right challenges. As a result, the University finds itself in an enviable position of exceptional financial strength.”

Said Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Patricia E. Beeson: “In addition to all of his success in building the financial and operational strengths of the University, Art Ramicone has been a great partner and tremendous supporter of the core academic mission of the University. By providing a visionary financial path for Pitt, he has helped us realize extraordinary growth to support our goal of academic excellence. His work will continue to benefit our faculty and students, as well as the community at large.”

Ramicone is responsible for 14 departments, ranging from payroll and risk management to treasury and investments. His extensive accomplishments include numerous systems implementations and upgrades over the years that have generated significant cost savings for the University. He also restructured the finance units to enhance cooperation and strengthen reporting and analysis capabilities.

Pitt Executive Vice Provost David DeJong added: “With humor, integrity and an unwavering commitment to strengthening the University, Art has been a tremendous partner in fostering and maintaining a collaborative, inclusive and transparent environment. A piece of his legacy I most admire is the atmosphere of trust he developed and nurtured.”

Ramicone began his career at Pitt in 1988 as a manager of internal audit. During the next three decades, he rose through the ranks and became chief financial officer in 2010. His responsibilities were expanded in 2015 when he was appointed to also serve as senior vice chancellor.

Before coming to Pitt, Ramicone was a certified public accountant with what is now Deloitte & Touche LLP. He earned both his undergraduate degree and MBA at Pennsylvania State University.

A search will be conducted for the chief financial officer position.


This article was updated on Feb. 28 to correct the year Ramicone was named chief financial officer. 


Sharon Blake,, 412-624-4364


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