College of General Studies

CGS Staff

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Administration

N. John Cooper, D Phil
Bettye J. and Ralph E. Bailey Dean of the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and the College of General Studies 

Cristina Ruggiero, PhD 
Associate Dean, College of General Studies 

Jillian Rodgers
Administrative Coordinator  

412-624-6608

Academic Affairs 

Blaine Connor, PhD
Director of Academic Programs
blcst26@pitt.edu
412-624-6173

Leslie Hilliard
Program Assistant
hilliard@pitt.edu
412-624-6617

Advising

Tim Carr
Senior Advisor
jtcarr@pitt.edu
412-624-7012

John Oravetz
Academic Advisor
joravetz@pitt.edu
412-624-7319

Jessica Roscoe
Academic Advisor

jea60@pitt.edu
412-383-8070

Krista Stokes
Academic Advisor
kqs1@pitt.edu
412-624-7314

Mel Watkins
Academic Advisor
mwatkins@pitt.edu
412-624-9707

McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success  

Sherry Miller Brown, PhD
Director, McCarl Center 

brown@cgs.pitt.edu
412-624-7683

Enrollment Management

Abby Beerman 
Admissions Specialist 

awb38@pitt.edu 
412-624-8484

Stephen Lander
Student Support Service Representative 

sll4@pitt.edu
412-624-7317

Gene Vercammen

Recruitment  Assistant
gpv3@pitt.edu 
412-624-7311

Kaitlin Yacob
Director, Recruitment and Enrollment 
kay37@pitt.edu
412-624-7019

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Jennifer Engel
Director, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
engeljl@pitt.edu
412-624-7072

Patricia Szczepanski
Program Assistant
pjs27@pitt.edu
412-624-7912

Office of Veterans Services

Ryan Ahl
Director, Office of Veterans Services
rya7@pitt.edu
412-624-9162 

Janet Owens
Outreach Coordinator
jmo42@pitt.edu
412-624-6919

Dennis Renner
Veterans Benefits Coordinator
djr64@pitt.edu
412-624-7646