Compensation Committee

Mission Statement

As a committee of the Board of Trustees of the University of Pittsburgh, the Compensation Committee has been delegated authority and responsibility by the Board to determine the Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer’s compensation, including fringe benefits and perquisites, and otherwise fix the terms and conditions of his/her appointment (subject only to prior approval of the Board of any proposed fixed duration of employment in excess of one year).

The Board has also delegated to the Compensation Committee authority and responsibility to determine, upon the recommendation of the Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer, the compensation, including fringe benefits and perquisites, of the officers of the University, except assistant treasurers and associate and assistant secretaries.

The Committee shall consist of the Chairperson of the Board, the Chairperson of the Budget Committee, and other Trustees appointed by the Chairperson of the Board.  In gathering data to support its decisions, the Committee is authorized to retain external professionals to render advice and counsel as needed.

On December 18, 2017 the Committee approved the Policy on Executive Compensation.

Liaison to the Committee

Geovette E. Washington (Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief Legal Officer)

Committee Chairperson

Mary Ellen Callahan (Vice Chair, Exercising the Duties of Chair of the Board of Trustees)