Carnegie Mellon University

Administrative Leadership

Carnegie Mellon is led by a visionary administrative team deeply committed to delivering a transformative and innovative educational experience. CMU vice presidents and senior leadership supervise institutional operations through their administrative units. All members of the administrative leadership team report directly to the President.

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Laurie R. Weingart

Interim Provost 
Chief Academic Officer

The Office of the Provost advances Carnegie Mellon University’s mission for teaching, research and scholarly excellence by providing leadership, expertise, coordination and resources that nurture the personal, professional and intellectual growth of our community of students, faculty and staff in diverse academic contexts.

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Angela Blanton

Vice President, Finance
Chief Financial Officer

The Finance Division provides university partners and stakeholders with the tools and resources needed to be well-informed leaders and effective decision makers. They provide data, information, analysis, knowledge and methods for our leaders to anticipate and respond effectively to the challenges facing the university.

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Gina Casalegno

Vice President, Student Affairs
Dean of Students

Student Affairs provides quality programs, experiences, services, and facilities that promote the intellectual growth, personal and professional development, health and well-being, safety and security, and social engagement for each member of the Carnegie Mellon community.

Mary Jo Dively

Mary Jo Dively

Vice President and General Counsel

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is responsible for addressing all of the legal issues arising from the activities of Carnegie Mellon University's schools, colleges, institutes and administrative departments. The OGC endeavors to render timely and thoughtful legal advice on the broad range of issues that the university's faculty, staff and administrators confront on behalf of Carnegie Mellon.

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Cathy Light

Chief of Staff
Secretary of the Corporation

The Chief of Staff oversees the Office of the President and serves as the point of contact for various constituent groups, planning and guiding the initiatives and activities of the president and other senior leaders as they relate to the internal operations and global external relationships. The Secretary of the Corporation is an officer of the Board and supports the Board of Trustees, with the primary responsibility of facilitating all matters relating to governance of the university as carried out by the Board.

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Rodney McClendon

Vice President, Division of Operations

The Division of Operations leads the university’s work in key areas of human, physical, and technological infrastructure and services, including human resources, facilities management, enterprise risk management, computing services, campus services, environmental health and safety, real estate services, campus design and facilities development and university police.

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Scott Mory

Vice President, University Advancement
Interim Vice President, Marketing & Communications

University Advancement (UA) at Carnegie Mellon connects and builds community with alumni and raises funds that contribute to the university mission.  The division is comprised of seven major organizational areas: Alumni Relations & Annual Giving, Donor Relations, Foundation Relations, Corporate & Institutional Partnerships, Development, Advancement Information Services and Organizational Development.

The Marketing and Communications (M&C) division oversees the university’s executive communications, internal communications, media relations, digital strategy and publications, social media, creative services, marketing partnerships, and university events.

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Paul Nielsen

Director and CEO of the Software Engineering Institute

The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) is a global leader in advancing software and cybersecurity to solve the nation’s toughest problems through focused research, development and transition to the broad software engineering community. 

Senior Staff

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Kelly Elder

Executive Administrator and Office Manager, Office of the President

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Caryn Maker

Caryn Maker

Special Assistant, Office of the President; Executive Administrator to the Chief of Staff and Secretary of the Corporation


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Tricia O'Reilly

Senior Communications Strategist and Writer, Office of the President

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