Pitt Law Alumna Eva Tansky Blum ('73) Becomes First Woman Leader of Pitt's Board of Trustees

Pitt Law alumna Eva Tansky Blum ('73) has become the first woman to assume leadership of Pitt's board of trustees in its 228-year history.

Blum is a retired executive vice president and director of community affairs for PNC Bank and former president of the PNC Foundation, according to the Post-Gazette. She has an extensive record of service to the University of Pittsburgh, including being the chairwoman of a search committee that recommended chancellor Patrick Gallagher's hiring early last year. After Blum graduated in 1973 from Pitt Law, she began her career as an attorney in the Economic Development Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce. She joined PNC's legal division in 1977, became vice president in 1986, and was elected senior vice president and chief compliance counsel in 1990.

Read more in "First woman chair takes helm of Pitt board of trustees" in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.