Kenneth P. Service

Ken Service

Former Vice Chancellor for Communications

University of Pittsburgh

Areas of Expertise

  • Public Relations
  • Government Relations/Advocacy
  • Nonprofit Boards
  • Development

Executive Biography

Kenneth P. Service is the Vice Chancellor for Communications for the University of Pittsburgh effective August 1, 2013. With more than 40 years’ experience in public and government relations and development, Service has held a number of senior institutional advancement positions at colleges and universities including the University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Cincinnati, and SUNY at Buffalo.

Service is a founding member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) National Counselors for Higher Education section, and a member of the PRSA College of Fellows, an honor held by only two percent of PRSA’s more than 23,000 members. He currently serves on the boards of United Cerebral Palsy of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Mercy Health System, Holy Family Institute International Undergraduate Education Program, the Sister Thea Bowman Scholarship Foundation and the Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership.

He received a bachelor’s degree from Canisius College and is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati Graduate School of Business Executive Program.