Pitt names new top lawyer, shifts vice chancellor
Former Consol Energy Vice President P. Jerome Richey will become the University of Pittsburgh's top lawyer on March 1.
Pitt Chancellor Mark Nordenberg said Richey, who has been at Consol since 2005, succeeds Jerome Cochran, who headed Pitt's 12-lawyer legal department and served as chief business officer since 2004.
Cochran, who is paid $493,000, will retain the title of executive vice chancellor and continue to serve as Pitt's chief business officer, Nordenberg said.
“This shift in responsibilities also will permit Jerry Cochran to focus on the university's increasingly complex array of business needs as we continue to move through financially challenging times,” Nordenberg said.
Pitt officials did not disclose what Richey's compensation will be. He earned his undergraduate and law degrees from Pitt.
According to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Richey announced his intent to retire from Consol late last year and received a $772,000 separation payment from the Cecil-based energy company.
Debra Erdley is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-320-7996 or email@example.com.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Pitt’s new chancellor Gallagher to continue broad role at school
- Liberty Tunnel set to close; other highway projects around Pittsburgh also to start
- Beloved teacher at 3 Western Pa. schools hears from students across nation
- Victim identified in Pleasant Hills apartment fire
- Newsmaker: Shirley Ho
- 30 cited for blocking street at union rally at UPMC facility
- Feds admit cooperation remains obstacle with corporations, cyber threats
- Oakland eatery Fuel & Fuddle to reopen under new owners
- 2 sentenced for avoiding arrest after Steelers player was stabbed
- Giant Eagle provides assistance to fight proposed Wal-Mart in McCandless
- Private parking lots slow to follow Pittsburgh’s increase in rates