COVID-19 Information

The College of General Studies welcomes new and returning students for the upcoming 2021 semester. In accordance with university guidelines, we remain committed to the health and well-being of the communities we serve and will continue to provide remote delivery of services and programs throughout the year.

For COVID-19 updates, visit The Power of Pitt.

Contact Us

CGS Front Desk


Kathleen Blee
Bettye J. and Ralph E. Bailey Dean of the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and the College of General Studies
John Twyning
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and the College of General Studies
Jessica Hatherill
Executive Director, Undergraduate Studies and the College of General Studies
Antonio M. Quarterman
Director, Institute for Professional and Continuing Studies

Office of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and CGS

Phone: 412-624-6480
Fax: 412-624-8265

Admissions, Enrollment, and Student Records

Susan Crain
Director of Student Records and Academic Administration
Phone: 412-624-6480
Heather Bastian
Academic Administrator
Phone: 412-624-6776
Laura Finkle
Academic Administrator and Transfer Credit Evaluator
Phone: 412-624-0932
Lena Zellers
Academic Administrator and Nontraditional Student Specialist
Phone: 412-624-6201

Academic Programs and Courses

Email the CGS Academic Programs Team:

Boryana Dobreva
Director of Academic Programs
Phone: 412-624-6173
Leslie Hilliard
Academic Program Assistant
Phone: 412-624-6617

Academic Advising

Email the CGS Advising Team:

Derek Fischer
Director of Academic Advising, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and College of General Studies
Phone: 412-624-6444
Shannon DeMateo
Academic Advisor
Phone: 412-624-7012
Hannah McBean
Academic Advisor
Phone: 412-624-0664
Krista Stokes
Academic Advisor
Phone: 412-624-7314
Heidi Thomas
Academic Advisor
Phone: 412-624-6376

Academic Support

Mary Napoli
Director, Study Lab and the McCarl Center
Phone: 412-648-1203
Ingrid Beute
Academic Coach
Phone: 412-624-6643