Faculty Death: Robert Witchel

Posted on 5/3/2017 2:29:43 PM


I regret to inform you of the death of Dr. Robert Witchel, a faculty member in the Department of Counseling.

Dr. Witchel has been a member of the IUP community since 1981. He served for two years as associate professor and director of the Counseling and Student Development Center and for three years as the assistant vice president and director of the Center for Student Development before
joining the Department of Counseling in 1986. In addition to his work at IUP, he was a Pennsylvania licensed psychologist and national certified counselor in private practice.

He was instrumental in the development of the delivery of the Counseling Department program at the IUP Monroeville Graduate and Professional Center.

Graveside services and interment will be held Friday, May 5 at 10:00 a.m. at Beth Shalom Cemetery, 1501 Anderson Road, Pittsburgh. The family has suggested that contributions can be made to Anti-Defamation League, 605 3rd Avenue, #10, New York, N.Y. Online condolences can be made through the Ralph Schugar, Inc. Funeral Chapel.

Please join me in offering your prayers and thoughts to all of Dr. Witchel’s family and friends during this difficult time.


Michael A. Driscoll