University of Pittsburgh
April 13, 2017

Pitt Chancellor Patrick Gallagher Issues Statement on Dan Rooney’s Passing


PITTSBURGH—University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Patrick Gallagher has released the following statement regarding the passing of Dan Rooney, owner and chairman of the Pittsburgh Steelers:

“Dan Rooney was an innovative leader who forever shaped the sport of football and the city of Pittsburgh. His knack for resolving conflict, championing diversity and pursuing excellence with integrity earned him not only Super Bowl rings, but our collective admiration and affection. On behalf of the University of Pittsburgh, I extend my deepest sympathies to the entire Rooney family and the Steelers franchise.”