Carnegie Mellon University

About Us / Contact

The Carnegie Mellon University Postal Services is conveniently located on the lower level of the Cohon University Center (5032 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213). Our contract Post Office is open to everyone and offers many of the services found at a traditional USPS Post Office.

Hours of Operation

Postal Services
Academic Year

Postal Services
Breaks

SMC Package Pickup
Summer Pre-College

Monday - Friday

9am-5pm

9am-5pm

8am-5pm

Saturday

CLOSED
SMC Package Pickup
9am-5pm
(CLOSED 1pm-2pm)

CLOSED

CLOSED

Sunday

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

Post Office Phone: 412-268-2927

Postal Services Phone: 412-268-2929

SMC Package Pickup Phone: 412-268-5616

Postal Services Email: p...@andrew.cmu.edu

Ray Perret

Ray Perret

Manager

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Postal Services CUC-LL
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Ray Perret, Manager, Postal Services, and an alumni of Heinz College (MPM ’01) began his career at Carnegie Mellon University Postal Services in 2009.  Prior to that, he worked at USPS in many capacities, including Letter Carrier, Postmaster, Labor Relations Specialist, and Area Operational Audit Team Leader, and has also worked internationally as an archaeologist. As Manager, Postal Services, Mr. Perret oversees all work activities of eleven full-time staff members, ensuring that all incoming and outgoing mail is dispatched, sorted, and delivered to Carnegie Mellon students, faculty, and staff.  In his free time, Ray is very interested in travel, photography, hiking, and all things outdoors.

Larry Whiteherse

Larry Whiteherse

Assistant Manager

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Postal Services CUC-LL
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Larry started working with Carnegie Mellon University in 1993. His position as the Assistant Manager of the Postal Services focuses on problem solving and creating daily accounting reports. He also supports departmental metering as well as sortation for both departments and SMCs.

His hobbies are coaching athletic sports at Woodland Hills High School as an Assistant Football Coach and Head Varsity Baseball Coach. For relaxation he works for the Jerry Chessman Vinery in Erie Pennsylvania on the weekends, driving tractors and loading grape bins for distribution to the vendors around the country.

Shirley Brown

Shirley Brown

Mailroom Coordinator/SMC Package Pickup

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Postal Services CUC-LL
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Shirley is the coordinator of the student mail/package area of the CMU Postal Services. Her duties include entering packages into our student tracking system, as well as helping students and staff at the SMC Package Pickup window.

Away from work she can be found outside in her garden or visiting new restaurants.

Andrew Zucker

Retail Coordinator

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Postal Services CUC-LL
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Andrew moved from Cincinnati to Pittsburgh in 2012 to begin working at Carnegie Mellon University Postal Services. He can be found performing most tasks as needed. These tasks range from everyday sortation and sales to web design and accounting.

Andrew enjoys volunteering with environmental non-profits, wandering around Phipps conservatory, and spending as much time as possible in Frick Park. He recently took up photography and hopes to incorporate it into his volunteer work.

Jeff Lightman

Jeff Lightman

Mail Package Handler

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Postal Services CUC-LL
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Jeff started working at Carnegie Mellon University Postal Services in 1988. Jeff is recognizable to many as up until January 2017 he could be seen walking all over campus to deliver mail. In January 2017 he took over the responsibilities of sortation supervisor and main operator of the departmental metering machine.

When not working Jeff spends as much time as possible with his family. He is a diehard Pittsburgh sports fan and never misses an opportunity to discuss yesterday’s game. Let’s go Pens!

Joe Provenza

Joe Provenza

Mail Package Handler

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Postal Services CUC-LL
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Joe Provenza started employment at Carnegie Mellon in 1992. His main duty is to deliver mail to all off-campus locations. His other focus is helping in the SMC Package Pickup area.

Outside of work Joe enjoys going to the gym and attending car races. He is an active member of the Shriners and enjoys spending time with his lovely wife, daughter, and dog Safire.

Courtney Gesky

Courtney Gesky

Window Mail Package Handler

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Postal Services CUC-LL
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Courtney started with Postal Services in 2013. Her primary responsibilities have her operating the Post Office retail counter or the SMC Package Pickup window. Additionally, she provides redundancy for the driving and walking routes.

When Courtney is not at work she enjoys hanging out with friends. She also enjoys relaxing on the couch while binge watching a show or reading a book.

Coleton Reigel

Coleton Reigel

Window Mail Package Handler

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Postal Services CUC-LL
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Coleton has been with Postal Services since 2013. His main concentrations are customer service and deliveries. Occasionally he can be found at the Post Office retail counter or the SMC Package Pickup window.

Outside of work Coleton enjoys working on various fundraising projects and writing music. He is also an accomplished guitarist.

Sandra Jacobs

Sandra Jacobs

Window Mail Package Handler

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Postal Services CUC-LL
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Sandi has been with Carnegie Mellon University Postal Services since 2014. You might recognize her from the Post Office retail counter or SMC Package Pickup window.  Currently, she can be found on the walking route delivering mail to departments across campus. Each day, she walks over six miles for the route. 

When she is not at work she can be found in her recliner reading a good book.  She loves reading and reads at least two books a week. In the summer she spends time in her garden and enjoys eating her harvest for dinner. However, her absolute favorite activity is spending time with her granddaughter.

Kristen Starcher

Window Mail Package Handler

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Postal Services CUC-LL
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Kristen is one of the newer Postal Services employees, who can be found primarily in the SMC Package Pickup area. Her main duties involve inputting and sorting SMC packages, as well as sorting departmental mail for the rest of the university.

Outside of the workplace, Kristen can be found apprenticing at Main Street Ink tattoo shop in Carnegie Pennsylvania. She enjoys playing both tabletop and video games with her fellow CMU coworkers. She also participates in the yearly ‘extra life’ gaming charity for the Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.

Kyra Byrne

Window Mail Package Handler

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Postal Services CUC-LL
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Kyra is our newest employee. She primarily works in the SMC Package Pickup operation. She inputs packages for students into WITS, sorts them by SMC, and delivers them to students at the SMC Package Pickup window. She also sorts the smaller mail and magazines into student mailboxes.

In her free time, she enjoys working on her novel and other short stories. She reads as many books as she can and watches films from various time periods and genres. Occasionally, she dabbles in making fanvids.