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The University of Pittsburgh is a state-related research university in Pittsburgh, Pa., known as "Pitt."

Founded as the Pittsburgh Academy on Feb 28, 1787, it was renamed Western University of Pennsylvania in 1819, then took on its current moniker as the University of Pittsburgh in 1908.

Pitt was a private institution until 1966 when it became part of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education.
Athletic Department
All varsity sports teams compete as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) since the 2013-14 season, with the exception of the gymnastics team that competes in the East . . .

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Ownership / Management

Key Decision Makers
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Athletics Director

Heather Lyke

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Deputy Athletic Director & COO (FB)

Christian Spears

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Exec. Assoc. Athletic Director, Business Administration & Human Resources

Wendy Meyers

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Exec. Assoc. Athletic Director, Media Relations

E.J. Borghetti

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Exec. Assoc. Athletic Director, Capital Planning & Projects and Facility & Event Operations

Brendan Fouracre

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Exec. Assoc. Athletic Director, Sport Administration and Student-Athlete Support Services (MBB, VB)

Chris Hoppe

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Exec. Assoc. Athletic Director, Philanthropy & Engagement

Chris McFarlane

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Personnel

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Sr. Assoc. Athletic Director, Administration

Dustin Gray

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Sr. Assoc. Athletic Director, Broadcast & Video Production

Paul Barto

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Assoc. Athletic Director, Business Services

Ryan Varley

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Director, Human Resources

Tiffany Walker

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