University of Pittsburgh
October 10, 2006

Six Nominated for Election as Emeritus Trustees on Pitt's Board of Trustees

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PITTSBURGH-The Nominating Committee of the University of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees today nominated six candidates for election as emeritus trustees of the board. The full board will act on the nominations at its Oct. 27 meeting.

Nominated for election as emeritus trustees are Thomas G. Bigley, retired managing partner, Ernst & Young LLP; Frank V. Cahouet, retired chair, president, and chief executive officer of Mellon Financial Corporation; J.W. Connolly, retired senior vice president, H.J. Heinz Company; E. Jeanne Gleason, retired executive director, Pennsylvania Rural Arts Alliance; Earl F. Hord, retired director, Allegheny County Department of Economic Development; and Alfred L. Moyé, retired senior university affairs consultant, Hewlett-Packard Company.

Biographical information on the nominees follows.

Thomas G. Bigley served Ernst & Young LLP and its predecessor entities for 25 years as a partner, senior partner, and managing partner of its Pittsburgh office.

Bigley's service on the University's Board of Trustees spanned 14 years. He served as an alumni trustee from 1985 to 1988, and for the past 11 years (1995-2006), he was a Commonwealth trustee. He was elected vice chair of the board in 2003, a position he held for three years. During his most recent tenure, he was a member of the Executive, Audit, Compensation, Institutional Advancement, and Nominating committees. In addition, he chaired the Athletics Committee for four years. Upon conclusion of his board service, he was appointed a community representative to the Athletics, Audit, and Institutional Advancement committees. He also has been called upon to serve in a consulting role on other board committees.

Bigley earned his undergraduate degree at Pitt and has been a loyal and generous alumnus. His volunteer activities on behalf of the University are numerous and include serving on the Campaign Steering Committee, as vice chair of Discovery Weekend, and as a member of the University's boards of visitors. He is an Alumni Association lifetime member and the recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, the Pitt Varsity Letter Club Award of Distinction, and the Bicentennial Medallion.

Frank V. Cahouet is retired chair, president, and chief executive officer of Mellon Financial Corporation, a company he led for nearly 12 years. In 1999, Pittsburgh Magazine named him one of its "Pittsburghers of the Century," recognizing his business acumen as well as his commitment to and impact on the Pittsburgh region.

Cahouet served as a trustee of the University for 19 years, from 1987 to 2006. He chaired the Budget Committee for 14 years, and he was a member of the Executive, Academic Affairs/Libraries, Compensation, and Conflict of Interest committees. As chair of the Budget Committee, he also served ex officio on the Audit Committee. He was a member of the boards of visitors for the School of Arts and Sciences and the Katz Graduate School of Business (KGSB). A loyal and generous friend of the University, he continues to serve the University as a community representative to the Budget Committee and as a member of the KGSB visiting board. He is a member of the Pitt Alumni Association and a campaign volunteer.

J. W. Connolly is retired senior vice president of H. J. Heinz Company, where his career began in 1961 and continued for three decades.

Connolly joined the Board of Trustees in 1985 and served as a trustee for 21 years. The board named him chair-elect in 1994, and in 1995 he became chair, a position he held for six years. As chair of the board, he also chaired the Executive, Compensation, Conflict of Interest, and Nominating committees. Throughout his board tenure, he also served on the Audit, Budget, Health Sciences, Institutional Advancement, and Investment committees. He was first vice chair of the UPMC Board of Directors and a member of the UPMC Executive Committee; second vice chair of the UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside Board of Directors; and a member of the boards of visitors for the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and the Katz Graduate School of Business (KGSB). He continues to serve as a University Director of the UPMC Board and Executive Committee and as a member of the KGSB visiting board.

Connolly earned his J.D. degree at the University. A loyal and generous alumnus, he served as co-vice chair of Pitt's Campaign Steering Committee and was a campaign volunteer. He was named a Distinguished Alumni Fellow in 2001 and is the recipient of the Bicentennial Medallion.

E. Jeanne Gleason is retired executive director of the Pennsylvania Rural Arts Alliance, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the development and promotion of the arts throughout rural areas of Pennsylvania.

Gleason was a trustee of the University for 12 years. As chair of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Advisory Board, she served her first two years on the board as a representative of the regional campuses. In 1995, she was appointed a Commonwealth trustee, and she continued to serve in that capacity until 2005. In addition to chairing the Student Affairs Committee, she served on the Executive, Academic Affairs/Libraries, Audit, and Property and Facilities committees. She also served as a University Director of the UPMC Board and as a volunteer for the University's capital campaign. A loyal and generous friend of the University, she continues to chair the Johnstown Campus Advisory Board and the School of Education Board of Visitors, and she is a community representative to the Student Affairs Committee.

Earl F. Hord is retired director of the Department of Economic Development for Allegheny County. His career included serving as deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce, president of Independence Bank of Chicago, and executive vice president of Dollar Savings Bank in Pittsburgh. He is founder of both the Minority Enterprise Corporation and the Keystone Minority Capital Fund.

Hord was a Pitt trustee for 11 years, from 1994 to 2005. He chaired the Affirmative Action Committee and was a member of the Audit and Nominating committees. At Pitt he also chaired the Graduate School of Public Health Board of Visitors and served on the College of General Studies, Katz Graduate School of Business (KGSB), School of Social Work, and University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR) visiting boards. He was a member of the Chancellor Search Committee and a University Director of the UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside Board. When his trusteeship concluded, he continued to serve the University as a community representative to the Affirmative Action Committee and as a member of the Social Work and UCSUR boards of visitors. He earned his M.B.A. degree from the University of Pittsburgh. A loyal and generous alumnus, he is a member of the Pitt Alumni Association and the recipient of the KGSB's Distinguished Alumnus Award and the African American Alumni Council's Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Alfred L. Moyé is retired senior university affairs consultant for the Hewlett-Packard Company, which he joined in 1984. His career included positions at the Atari Institute for Education Research, Roosevelt University, the Office of Higher and Continuing Education under the Carter Administration, and the University of Pittsburgh, where he served as vice chancellor for student affairs and associate professor of chemistry.

Moyé served as a trustee of the University for 10 years, from 1996 to 2006. At Pitt, he was a member of the Academic Affairs/Libraries and Institutional Advancement committees and the boards of visitors for the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Information Sciences; he continues to serve on these two visiting boards. He earned his doctorate in chemistry at the University. A loyal and generous alumnus, he is a lifetime member of the Pitt Alumni Association and a capital campaign volunteer, and he has hosted the University on the Road program in San Francisco. Early in his career at the University, he was recognized by the School of Arts and Sciences with the College-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award. He is the recipient of the chemistry department's Distinguished Alumnus Award, the African American Alumni Council's Distinguished Alumnus Award, and the San Francisco Bay Area Pitt Club Member of the Year Award.

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