Mr. Jonathan Wescott has been named Vice President for Student Affairs (Interim) at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. His appointment was announced by Pitt-Johnstown President Jem Spectar.
In announcing Mr. Wescott’s appointment, President Spectar offered, “Having worked for over a decade in the student services field, Mr. Wescott brings extensive experience along with a proven record of success as an administrator. He has demonstrated excellent skill in dealing with complex operations including planning, budgeting, and facilities management. Mr. Wescott is a solid leader who will significantly advance the efforts currently underway in the Student Affairs division, and has proven his ability to effect change and build consensus among units.”
Prior to his employment at Pitt-Johnstown, Mr. Wescott served as Director of Housing and Residence Life at Lebanon Valley College and Assistant Director of Residence Life at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Most recently, he was a member of the Facilities, Infrastructure and Technology Task Force, the Enrollment Management and First-Year Experience Task Force, and the Johnstown Planning and Budgeting Committee.
Mr. Wescott earned his BA in history from Lebanon Valley College, and his MS in counseling/student personnel from Shippensburg University. He is currently pursuing his EdD in higher education management through the University of Pittsburgh. He is a member of the American College Personnel Association, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, and the Association of College and University Housing Officers – International.
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 high quality educational experience that is purposefully designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century.