Governance and Nominating Committee

Mission Statement

As a committee of the Board of Trustees of the University of Pittsburgh, the Governance and Nominating Committee has the responsibility for assisting in educating Board members and developing a process to assess the performance of the Board as a whole and its committees; assuring that committee members are well-informed about their roles, responsibilities, and terms; planning for Board leadership succession; reviewing and updating the University Bylaws; developing and recommending to the Board a set of governance guidelines; and establishing policy and procedures for overseeing and addressing any Trustee conflicts of interest.

The Committee shall also identify, evaluate, cultivate, and recommend to the Board of Trustees candidates for election as Trustees of the University of Pittsburgh; a candidate for Chairperson of the Board, Chairperson-Elect, and one or more Vice Chairpersons; Trustees of the University of Pittsburgh Trust Board of Trustees; University Directors of the UPMC Board; and other positions that may arise.

The Committee shall seek to ensure that the Board, its leadership and its committees comprise individuals holding an appropriate mix of experience, skills, diversity of backgrounds, and independence to effectively carry out the Board’s responsibilities in the best interest of the University.

The Board of Trustees delegates authority to the Governance and Nominating Committee to establish Criteria for Electing Trustees. The Committee will perform its duties and responsibilities as delineated in a Governance and Nominating Committee Charter.

Liaison to the Committee

Rosalyn E. Jones (Vice Chancellor and Secretary of the Board of Trustees)

Committee Chairperson

Louis R. Cestello