New registrar named; Pitt’s CIO stepping down

Changes are coming at two top positions at Pitt.

Jonathan Helm, who has been registrar at Baylor University since 2011, will become Pitt’s new registrar starting June 14, and Greg Schuler, who has been at Pitt since 2018, is stepping down from his role as chief investment officer, effective June 30, to pursue other opportunities.

New registrar

Jonathan HelmHelm will replace Patty Mathay, who has held the position since 2012, and been at the registrar's office since 1988. Mathay has been at Pitt since 1976 and elected to take the staff early retirement package offered last year, but agreed to stay on until her replacement was named.

Helm’s appointment was announced on the provost’s website by Joseph McCarthy, vice provost for undergraduate studies and chair of the search committee.

Helm has more than 20 years of experience in higher education, in both centralized and decentralized environments. Prior to his role at Baylor, he served as an associate university registrar at the University of Virginia and as assistant registrar at the University of Missouri-Rolla (now Missouri University of Science and Technology).

He holds a master of science in Education from the University of Kansas and a bachelor of arts from the University of Missouri-Rolla.

“I am excited and honored to have been chosen as the next University registrar at the University of Pittsburgh,” Helm said. “I look forward to working collaboratively with the Office of the University Registrar team, the Office of the Provost, and partners across the University to serve the Pitt community, help facilitate student success, and contribute to achieving institutional goals.”

Investment office changes

Paul Lawrence will serve as acting chief investment officer in addition to his permanent duties as treasurer. Lawrence, a 1993 graduate of the Katz Graduate School of Business, previously served as Pitt’s managing director of investments and assistant treasurer since 2000. He has worked for the University since 1994.

Pitt will immediately begin a national search to find the next chief investment officer.

Schuler came to Pitt in 2018 after serving as CIO and treasurer for BJC HealthCare, a nonprofit health care integrated delivery organization in St. Louis, Missouri, since 2011. 

— Susan Jones


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