Carnegie Mellon University

Patti Pavlus

Patti Pavlus

Associate Dean for Finance & Operations

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Patti Pavlus is the associate dean for Finance & Operations. She holds a B.S. degree from Chatham University, Pittsburgh. Pavlus has been a staff member in the College of Fine Arts since 1983, beginning as assistant director of the Music Preparatory School Program, and then serving in various positions in the Dean's Office.

In her current position, Pavlus oversees the financial and administrative functions of the college, including budgeting, payroll, human resources and facilities management, as well as the promotion and tenure process for faculty. Pavlus is a member of CMU's Administrative Leadership Group (ALG) and the Academic Business Managers Council (ABMC).