Lorraine D. Sylvia has been named Vice President of Finance and Administration at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. Ms. Sylvia was selected following a national search and will assume her duties July 1.
In announcing her appointment, Pitt-Johnstown President Jem Spectar commented, “We are fortunate to have a person of Ms. Sylvia’s caliber, energy and experience available and willing to join us at this exciting moment in our history.”
Ms. Sylvia received her master’s degree in Organization and Management from Capella University and a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She comes to Pitt-Johnstown from Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, where she served as Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services for the past five years. Her career has also included positions with Lockheed Martin, Capital One, and Concurrent Technologies Corporation.
In her role at Pitt-Johnstown, Ms. Sylvia will be responsible for developing and overseeing the annual campus budget, implementing audit and financial controls, and guiding capital budget and facilities planning. She will also have general oversight several administrative units including Human Resources, Auxiliary Services, Physical Plant, and the Business Office.
Founded in 1927, Pitt-Johnstown is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. A vital knowledge center and a foremost contributor to the area’s educational, social, cultural, and economic environment, Pitt-Johnstown offers a first-class educational experience that is purposefully designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century.