Ariel Armony now vice chancellor for global affairs

Ariel Armony’s title was changed on July 1 from vice provost for global affairs to vice chancellor for global affairs, according to an announcement June 28 from Provost Ann Cudd.

Ariel ArmonyThe provost said the title change, made in consultation with Chancellor Patrick Gallagher, reflects the evolution in Armony’s position. His job now includes university-wide responsibilities to oversee Pitt’s global affairs, including in the School of Medicine.

Armony, who also serves as director of the University Center for International Studies (UCIS), has been added to the chancellor’s senior leadership team, but will continue to report to the provost. Cudd said that vice provost and vice chancellor titles are organizationally equivalent levels for positions within the Office of the Provost. 

Armony has work to grow international partnerships and foster real-world impact through global learning and research, the provost’s message said. He also has worked to promote personalized education through the development of academic credentials; advanced faculty research opportunities through international studies centers; supported faculty diversity through the LatinX cluster hire; and hosted visiting international scholars and postdoctoral fellows.