Director's Office

Jason-Kane

Jason
Kane
Job Title or Position: 
Director of Constituent Relations
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412-648-7424
Location: 
4403 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
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A proud alumnus of the University of Pittsburgh, Jason Kane is Director of Constituent Relations. He serves as the point of contact for alumni living outside the US and for international alumni clubs based around the globe. Jason is also responsible for coordination of international travel for the University’s senior staff. In recent years, his role has expanded to include developing relationships with companies, foundations and other universities to promote Pitt's global agenda. 

Jason is a Pennsylvanian who grew up east of Pittsburgh in Johnstown, Pa. After graduating from Pitt in 2000 with a BA in History, he went on to earn a Master in History at Slippery Rock University and Master of Public Management at Carnegie Mellon University. Jason began his career in higher education with his first position as a member of the donor relations team at Duke University in North Carolina, then moving to The George Washington University in Washington, DC to serve as Associate Director of Endowment Stewardship. In 2009, Jason returned to his home roots when he accepted the position of Assistant Director of Development at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. A unique opportunity to return to his Alma Mater opened up in February 2012 allowing Jason to become Pitt’s Director of Constituent Relations. 

Jason and his wife, also a Pitt alum and staff member, live in the South Hills of Pittsburgh with their two sons... hoped-for Pitt alums Class of 2030 and 2035.

Study Abroad Office Assistant Director Brice Everett Lynn and Program Manager Nazir Noori are being honored with 2019 Chancellor’s Staff Awards

In a globally oriented office, individual efforts make lasting impacts. The work of two University Center for International Studies (UCIS) staff members is receiving special recognition this year.

Study Abroad Office Assistant Director Brice Everett Lynn and Program Manager Nazir Noori are being honored with 2019 Chancellor’s Staff Awards.

Collectively, Lynn and Noori represent over 15 years of service to Pitt Study Abroad. Each had a unique path to his current responsibilities.

Karen-Lue

Karen
Lue
Job Title or Position: 
Pitt Global Hub Manager
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Phone: 
412-648-7875
Location: 
Global Hub - Wesley W. Posvar Hall
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Pittsburgh, PA 15260
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Karen Lue manages the University of Pittsburgh’s new academic resource center and interactive student space, the Pitt Global Hub. Located on the first floor of Wesley W. Posvar Hall, the hub offers a place for students to learn about international and global opportunities on campus and around the world. Lue brings to the role a background in international education, operations management, event logistics, and exhibit curation.

A 2015 alumna of the University of Pittsburgh, Lue holds a B.A. in History of Art and Architecture and Economics. She is a recipient of a 2015-2016 Fulbright English Teaching assistantship in Taiwan, where she taught and was involved in local exhibition projects and writing workshops for university students. From 2017-2018 she studied Mandarin at National Taiwan Normal University after being awarded a Huayu Enrichment Scholarship.

Her recent experience includes fellowships at the Andy Warhol Museum and Contemporary Craft; a project management position at Indiewalls, a tech-based art consultancy in New York City; and operations and programming management roles at a design-centered coworking space.

The new position of global hub manager combines Lue’s professional skills and personal interest in cross-cultural education. The Pitt Global Hub features interactive experiences for students to discover global coursework and experiential opportunities, space for language conversation groups to meet, areas for student groups and area studies centers to host cultural demonstrations, rooms for drop-in general advising sessions with global program advisors and student mentors, and space for prospective students to view videos that feature locations where Pitt has a presence around the world.