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Teresa Thomas

For immediate release:
March 8, 2005

Carnegie Mellon Announces Appointment of Ralph Horgan to Associate Vice Provost

Ralph Horgan
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University has announced that Ralph Horgan, currently executive director of the Pittsburgh Parking Authority, will become associate vice provost for Campus Design and Facility Development, effective April 4.

Horgan will head this new department, which is responsible for campus facility and real estate planning, design, renovation and construction. "Ralph brings exceptional vision, management skills and enthusiasm to this position," said Carnegie Mellon President Jared L. Cohon.

Vice Provost and Chief Technology Officer Christina Gabriel added, "Through his work to implement major facilities, real estate and development initiatives for the City of Pittsburgh, along with his leadership in volunteer service within the regional nonprofit community, Ralph has demonstrated an impressive track record of effective collaboration and achievement."

In this position, Horgan will oversee the evolution of Carnegie Mellon's master campus space plan for the more than 4.1 million square feet of academic, research, support, parking and auxiliary facilities on Carnegie Mellon's main campus in Pittsburgh. He will also oversee and manage the university's facilities developments at its branch campuses in California and Qatar and for leased facilities in off-campus locations.

While with the Pittsburgh Parking Authority, Horgan led a $32 million organization of more than 150 employees and partnered with developers and community groups to stimulate private investments downtown and in various Pittsburgh neighborhoods.

Horgan serves on several regional nonprofit boards and has a strong record of community leadership and service. For example, as chair of 3 Rivers Wet Weather Inc., he led the effort to convince 83 municipalities to sign one document governing the future of storm water and wastewater management in Allegheny County.


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