African American Alumni Council

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Homecoming Celebrates 50 Years of Pitt’s African American Community Progress

In the tumult of 1968, a group of students gathered to form what would become the Black Action Society. The mission? To advocate for the concerns of Black students at Pitt and members of the local African American community.
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Board of Trustees Approves Chief Investment Officer, Treasurer, New Members

The University of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees approved the hiring of a chief investment officer and a treasurer for the University during its June 29 meeting. It also elected five new members.
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Historic Legislative Leader, Pitt Alumnus Celebrated at Residence Hall Dedication

Nearly 200 people gathered to honor the legacy of former Pennsylvania Speaker of the House of Representatives K. Leroy Irvis (LAW '54). The newly renamed K. Leroy Irvis Hall is the first building at Pitt named for an African-American.
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Distinguished African-American Alumni Honored for Service, Achievements

Inspirational stories of pioneering lives highlighted Pitt's African American Alumni Council ceremony in June, during which five alumni were honored with the Distinguished Alumnus Award.