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

CGS Staff 

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Pittsburgh has taken steps to protect the health of our students, staff, faculty and community. Classes will be conducted remotely through the end of the spring term. Research activities have been reduced. Most faculty and staff are working from home. Visit Pitt's official COVID-19 website for the most up-to-date information.

All CGS offices are currently working remotely. We continue to retrieve voicemails and emails and are available during regular business hours. Direct your inquiries to the areas below:

General Information

CGS Admissions
Minors and Certificates, Internal Transfers, and Non-Degree Students: Summer/Guest, Post-Baccaulaureates, Pitt Staff

Lena Zellers
Academic Administrator and Nontraditional Student Specialist

New prospective students: see Office of Admissions and Financial Aid.

CGS Academic Programs and Online Courses

Boryana Dobreva
Director of Academic Programs

Leslie Hilliard
Program Assistant

CGS Advising and Current Students

Shannon DeMateo
Academic Advisor

Krista Stokes
Academic Advisor