College of General Studies

CGS Staff

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Administration

Kathleen Blee, PhD 
Bettye J. and Ralph E. Bailey Dean of the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and the College of General Studies 

John Twyning, PhD
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Antonio M. Quarterman, EdD
Director, McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success and College of General Studies

Gretchen Holtzapple Bender, PhD
Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, College of General Studies

Lydia Heyliger
Administrative Coordinator
412-624-6608

Academic Affairs 

Boryana Dobreva, PhD
Director of Academic Programs
boryana.dobreva@pitt.edu
412-624-6173

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

Advising

Tiwanda Taylor 
Director of Advising and Student Support
tlst28@pitt.edu
412-624-7019

Kevin Debow
Academic Advisor 
kld103@pitt.edu
412-624-7319

Courtney Fleck
Academic Advisor 
courtney.fleck@pitt.edu
412-624-7319

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

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

Admissions and Enrollment  

Tiffany Jackson

Admission and Enrollment Support Specialist
trj19@pitt.edu
412-624-7311

Lena Zellers

Recruiter
ljz14@pitt.edu
412-624-8484


McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

 

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

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

Chelsea Fillippa
Program and Membership Assistant 
cnf22@pitt.edu
412-624-1314

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

Office of Veterans Services

Edwin Hernandez
Director, Office of Veterans Services
ejh70@pitt.edu
412-624-9162

Leah Albert
Outreach Coordinator
lea32@pitt.edu
412-624-6919 

Brett Foley
Program Coordinator
bjf34@pitt.edu 
412-383-5171

Steven Hernandez
Veterans Benefits Coordinator
sth45@pitt.edu
412-624-7646