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Robert Morris Names New General Counsel

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Pittsburgh – Robert Morris University has named Renee T. Cavalovitch vice president, general counsel and secretary to the Board of Trustees, effective July 1, 2013.

Cavalovitch replaces Sid Zonn, who retired from RMU at the end of May. She will report jointly to RMU President Gregory G. Dell’Omo and to Gary Claus, chairman of the Board of Trustees. Cavalovitch will serve on the President’s Cabinet at RMU.

RMUNewsCavalovitchCavalovitch is a 2001 graduate of Robert Morris with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She earned her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and currently works at H.J. Heinz Company as corporate counsel responsible for managing transactions and counseling internal clients on a wide variety of issues. Prior to Heinz, Renee maintained a diverse practice with K&L Gates LLP in Pittsburgh, and she held several positions during a 10-year tenure with Baptist Homes of Western Pennsylvania, a nonprofit organization.

Cavalovitch has been a member of the RMU Board of Trustees since 2009, a position she will resign upon assuming her new role as general counsel.

“Renee’s professional expertise, combined with her experience as a RMU student and as a RMU trustee, will enable her to quickly step into the role of general counsel,” said Dell’Omo. “We welcome her leadership to the university.”

Robert Morris University, founded in 1921, is a private, four-year institution with an enrollment of approximately 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university offers 60 undergraduate and 20 graduate programs. An estimated 22,000 alumni live and work in western Pennsylvania.