Car parade of fans surprises Art Levine to mark his transition

Art Levine and his wife, Linda Melada, and Chancellor Patrick Gallagher

About 65 carloads of people made their way past Art Levine’s home in Shadyside on June 16 to honor the longtime senior vice chancellor for Health Sciences as he transitions to his new job as executive director of Pitt’s Brain Institute.

Levine helmed the schools of the Health Sciences for more than 20 years before announcing in January 2019 that he would step away from that role when his replacement was found. Anantha Shekhar was named as his successor earlier this year and started at Pitt on June 1.

To surprise Levine, his wife, Linda Melada, managed to get him out of the house by telling him that a classic car was coming by soon. 

Provost Ann Cudd drives by Art Levine's house