Ceremony Program

University of Pittsburgh
Graduate Commencement Convocation


Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences
School of Education
Graduate School of Public Health 
Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
School of Computing and Information

April 29, 2021

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Patrick Gallagher, PhD
Chancellor of the University and Chief Executive Officer

Opening of Ceremony                                   

Chris W. Bonneau, PhD
Chief University Marshal
President of the University Senate

Alma Mater

Heinz Chapel Choir 
Susan Rice, DMA


Patrick Gallagher 

Messages from Members of the Board of Trustees                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Commencement Address                                  

Debra L. Bogen, MD
Allegheny County Health Department          

Student Address

Jazzkia M. Jones, BA
Candidate for Master of Education, Higher Education Management
School of Education, Class of 2021

Student Address

Marta Boczoń, BA,MS, MA
Candidate for Doctor of Philosophy, Economics 
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, Class of 2021

Presentation of Schools
In Course

Anantha Shekhar, PhD
Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences
and John and Gertrude Petersen Dean, School of Medicine

Ann E. Cudd, PhD
Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor

Awarding of Doctoral Degrees and Announcement of Master's Candidates

Maureen Lichtveld, MD, MPH
Dean, Graduate School of Public Health

John A. Twyning, PhD
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and College of General Studies

Amanda Godley, PhD
Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Professor, School of Education

Adam J. Lee, PhD
Associate Dean for Academic Programs
School of Computing and Information

Carissa Schively Slotterback, PhD
Dean, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs                                 

Conferring of Degrees

Patrick Gallagher

Messages to the Class of 2021

Prominent Leaders

Closing of Ceremony

Patrick Gallagher