Jayne Pizzuto

Director of New Student Programs

Dr. Pizzuto comes to the University of Pittsburgh from Slippery Rock University (SRU), where she most recently served as Assistant Director of Student Engagement and Leadership. In that role, she had direct oversight of fraternity and sorority life, student organizations, and major campus programming, including Week of Welcome and Homecoming. Some of her key accomplishments at SRU included developing a five-year strategic growth plan for the fraternity and sorority community, designing an annual Leadership Abroad program, implementing a comprehensive online student engagement platform, and expanding Week of Welcome programming to 14 days.

Dr. Pizzuto earned her PhD in Higher Education Administration from West Virginia University, her MA in Student Affairs in Higher Education at Slippery Rock University, and her BA in Elementary Education at Westminster College, PA. Her areas of interest in research and practice include strategic planning of large-scale programming and creating trauma-informed transition programming for students of all identities, as informed by her research into college transitions for survivors of school shootings.