Chancellor Emeritus Named to Redistricting Commission

Chancellor Emeritus Mark A. Nordenberg has been appointed chair of the Pennsylvania Legislative Reapportionment Commission by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. 

Mark A. Nordenberg in a black suit and a yellow and black striped tie stands on an overlook of Pittsburgh. The commission’s formation follows the completion of the 2020 Census. Its charge is to redraw legislative districts in a manner that accounts for shifts in population across the state while giving each citizen’s vote equal weight throughout the commonwealth.

Nordenberg’s appointment completes the five-member commission as he joins legislative caucus leaders Sen. Kim L. Ward, Sen. Jay Costa, Rep. Kerry A, Benninghoff and Rep. Joanna E. McClinton. 

“I have great respect for the legislative leaders with whom I will be serving and look forward to working with them to develop a plan that meets the requirements of the state and federal constitutions,” Nordenberg said.

Nordenberg has a long history of civic service in addition to service to the University of Pittsburgh as former dean of the School of Law and nearly two decades as chancellor. Currently, he serves as chair of Pitt’s Institute of Politics, director of the Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law & Public Policy and holds the special faculty rank of Distinguished Service Professor of Law.