Alumni

Read about Richard Overmoyer - a political science alumnus turned President and CEO

As President and CEO of Fourth Economy Consulting, entrepreneur Richard Overmoyer (A&S ’94, GSPIA ’98) is leading this Pittsburgh-based national consulting firm to provide economic development solutions to businesses, communities, and non-profit organizations. Learn more...

 

Our distinguished alumni, making news!

An alumnus of the University of Pittsburgh's Department of Political Science (A&S '84G), the late William S. Dietrich, II, made the largest donation to the University in its history. On September 23, 2011, Dietrich donated $125 million to Pitt, which is believed to be among the largest private donations to a public university anywhere. Learn More...

Another notable alumnus of our department has also made headlines recently. Mahmoud Jibril (A&S '85G) served as head of the Libyan transitional government in 2011, and assumed the leadership of the country's largest political party National Forces Alliance in 2012. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette profiled him at the time of the revolution. Learn More...

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