Former Interim AD Juhl to Lead Search Committee for Pitt AD

PITTSBURGH — University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Patrick Gallagher announced today Dr. Randy Juhl will chair the search committee that will recommend candidates for Pitt’s athletic director post.

(Photo of Randy Juhl (far right). Photo courtesy of Pitt Football Twitter)

Juhl, retired Vice Chancellor and Dean Emeritus of Pharmacy, chaired the university’s last athletic director search committee and was also instrumental in the recruitment of Pat Narduzzi as head football coach. Juhl served as Pitt’s acting athletic director in 2015.

“I am very grateful that Randy Juhl has agreed to chair this committee,” Gallagher said. “Randy is widely respected, both personally and professionally. He has been a tremendous asset in our past searches and his experience will be invaluable as we identify outstanding candidates to be our next athletic director.”

Juhl said he appreciates the opportunity to serve Pitt Athletics in leading the search.

“I wish Scott Barnes and his family the very best and want to express appreciation for his important contributions to Pitt,” Juhl said. “We will now conduct a full-scale national search and I’m confident we will attract some excellent candidates for what is an exceptional opportunity.”

Gallagher additionally announced that the search will be assisted by DHR International, a highly regarded executive search firm that Pitt has partnered with on past recruitments.

Appointments to the search committee, as well as additional insight on transitional leadership for Pitt Athletics, will be announced in coming weeks.

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