November 16, 2018

Dear Students:

Today I met with faculty and staff to identify next steps in our plans to transform the campus into an education and job training hub that will directly support the needs of the Titusville community and the region.

At this meeting, we discussed how the process will involve adding programs and phasing out some programs currently offered. We also outlined the workforce decisions needed to evolve the campus by August 2020.

To be clear: None of these changes are immediate. Your path to a degree remains unchanged, as does our commitment to your academic success. Faculty and staff positions will also remain in place until August 2020.

As I wrote in a similar message, which I sent to employees moments ago: The tight-knit nature of this campus has always been a source of great pride and strength, and the close bonds that our community members have for one another mean that today will likely be a difficult and emotional day for many.

Despite these challenges, I remain confident that the hub model — and the new opportunities it can bring to the Titusville area — will result in a more vibrant campus, a stronger economy and a more effective learning environment.

Should you have any questions or concerns about the information discussed in this message or in regard to your future at Pitt-Titusville, please do not hesitate to contact Dean Fitz at dfitz@pitt.edu.

Sincerely,
Lawrence Feick