Jeffer Choudhry was named chief investment officer at University of Pittsburgh, a university spokesman said in an email.
Mr. Choudhry, whose nomination as an officer for the university will be presented to its board of trustees on Feb. 25, will oversee its $5.6 billion consolidated endowment fund. If approved by the board, he will begin shortly thereafter, the spokesman said.
He replaces Greg Schuler, who resigned on June 30 to pursue other opportunities. Paul Lawrence, the university's treasurer, has been serving as acting CIO.
Mr. Choudhry was senior managing director and head of investments at Carnegie Mellon University, where he worked in the Pittsburgh-based university's investment office that oversees the university's $3.1 billion endowment.
Carnegie Mellon spokesman Ryan Scarpino could not be immediately reached for further information.