UCIS Welcomes Director of Global Partnerships and Partner Engagement

Garrett Margliotti

Garrett Margliotti (A&S ’07, EDUC ’12G) joins Pitt’s University Center for International Studies this week as the director of global partnerships and partner engagement. In the newly created role, Margliotti will work with Ariel C. Armony, vice provost for global affairs, and Belkys Torres, executive director of global engagement, to create and implement a strategic plan for the University’s transformative partnerships around the world.

The University currently has 235 international research and exchange agreements with institutions in 73 countries. Margliotti will help drive thought-leadership in evaluating existing relationships and building new partnerships. He will play a key role in managing international agreement requests, approvals, and assessment and will work to develop an international partnerships incubator for the University.

The Pittsburgh-area native comes to the University of Pittsburgh from Northeastern University in Boston, where he served the Global Experience Office for more than four years. Leading most recently as the senior associate director of advising and programming, Margliotti created and managed university-wide exchange programs and study abroad at Northeastern. In addition, he created and implemented an evaluation tool to review the university’s existing and potential partnerships. Prior to joining Northeastern, Margliotti served for six years as the director of the Center of Global Learning at Carlow University in Pittsburgh. 

He holds an MEd in higher education administration and a BA in French and history from the University of Pittsburgh.  He enjoys spending his free time exploring the city of Pittsburgh with his fiance and labradoodle.