Governance

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The Board of Trustees oversees the affairs of the University of Pittsburgh and promotes its charitable, scientific and educational purposes. Specific responsibilities include the approval of the University mission; the recruitment, appointment and evaluation of the chancellor; and stewardship of Pitt resources and assets. General administrative, academic and management authority is delegated to the chancellor.

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Mission Statement

Providing superior undergraduate and graduate programs…engaging in research, artistic and scholarly activities to extend the frontiers of knowledge…these and other goals are detailed in the Pitt mission statement approved by the Board of Trustees.

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Strategic Priorities

Under the board's Statement of Aspiration and Strategic Priorities, Pitt's work in the years ahead will center on consistently delivering excellence in education, making contributions of impact through pioneering research, building community strength, extending the University's global reach, providing top value and securing an adequate resource base.

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Foundational Documents

The University's governance documents include: