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
jar124@pitt.edu
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

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

Jessica Roscoe
Advising Team Leader
j.roscoe@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  

Adam Robinson
Director
awr15@pitt.edu
412-624-7683

Enrollment Management 

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

Stephen Lander
Student Support Service Representative
sll4@pitt.edu
412-624-7317

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

Lena Zellers
Recruitment Assistant
ljz14@pitt.edu
412-624-8484

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

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 Assistant
bjf34@pitt.edu 
412-383-5171

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