‘Dynamic leader’ Lyke revealed as Pitt’s AD

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Chancellor Patrick Gallagher (left) walks with Heather Lyke Monday afternoon. — MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

Seeking an athletic director to help Pitt reach the upper echelon of the ACC, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher chose the woman who rebuilt a struggling department into one of the best in the Mid-American Conference.

Heather Lyke, who spearheaded the turnaround of Eastern Michigan's department after arriving as athletic director in 2013, was introduced as Pitt’s third athletic director in as many years during a news conference at the Petersen Events Center Monday afternoon.