The Campus began operations as a two-year institution on September 3, 1963, in the Vogel building, located in downtown Greensburg. On June 29, 1964, the Charles Lynch Estate was purchased. Construction on the multi-purpose building that was to become Smith Hall started 10 years later while, at the same time, a proposal to change the program from lower to upper division was submitted to the State Department of Education. In 1988, the Board of Trustees awarded degree-granting status to Pitt-Greensburg. Pitt-Greensburg now offers 24 degree programs and 19 minors, in addition to numerous pre-professional programs, to over 1,700 students.
The newest building, Frank A. Cassell Hall, is the campus’ first sustainable building with a LEED certification. It houses the IT and computer center along with much-needed faculty offices and classrooms, as well as some select places for study and relaxation. A new multimedia lab in Millstein Library provides students, faculty, and staff with state-of-the-art digital equipment to use to further enhance the Pitt-Greensburg educational experience.
The campus commitment to the academic experience of the student is evident in the 13 faculty members who have received the Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Teaching. The physical campus has changed considerably from the original to include 25 brick buildings located on a lovely wooded campus.