Angela Burrows, MPM

  • Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategic Communications

As associate vice chancellor for strategic communications, health sciences, Angela J. Burrows, MPM, oversees the marketing and communications strategies for University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences and the School of Medicine and establishes and leads a comprehensive and integrated suite of services designed to elevate and promote their missions. Ms. Burrows oversees all activities of the Pitt health sciences centralized communications staff and advises and collaborates with communications personnel in the six health sciences schools to achieve these goals.

During a career spanning more than 35 years, Ms. Burrows has served as an executive-level marketing and communications leader at six universities, including Pitt. She has accumulated extensive expertise in successfully establishing strategies, managing integrated teams, and capitalizing on data to reach institutional objectives. Her wide-ranging experience includes presidential communications, branding, media relations, issues management, crisis communications, concept development and strategy, digital communications, publications, and public relations. Ms. Burrows has led several award-winning teams whose work has been consistently recognized for excellence in multiple marketing and communications categories.

Prior to joining Pitt, Ms. Burrows served as associate vice president and chief marketing officer at Pennsylvania Western University (PennWest), advancing from her role as vice president for brand strategy and marketing at Edinboro University when California, Clarion and Edinboro Universities merged to form PennWest. Previous roles include chief communications officer at Susquehanna University, senior director of marketing and public relations at Point Park University, executive director of infomedia services for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Greensburg, and director of public relations for Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy.

Ms. Burrows earned her BS in psychology with a double-major in English from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master of Public Management from Carnegie Mellon University, and an Executive Certificate in Crisis Leadership in Higher Education from Harvard Kennedy School.