First Lady

Dr. Jennifer Pinto

President Pinto with First Lady and Family, Madeline (22), Rui (19), and Robert (16) with Bearcat


My first year at the University of Cincinnati has been a whirlwind of activity. Since returning to my alma mater, in the role of First Lady, I have had the opportunity to meet and interact with faculty, staff, community members and most importantly students across the 14 different colleges that make up the University of Cincinnati. I have enjoyed learning about the exciting organizations on campus and I am eager to get involved and share my passion for student wellness. Returning to campus after a short hiatus has moved me to do what I can to help the campus community and university continue on our path of success today and into the future. I am inspired by the long line of inspirational women and one man who have served alongside the UC President and I hope to continue their great tradition of service to the University. Please visit the current activities tab on this site to learn more about the organizations that I have been involved with so far. I hope to see you around campus!












Dr. Jennifer Pinto brings both experience in mental health and a passion for helping students to her role as First Lady.  Dr. Pinto earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Cincinnati and her doctorate from the School of Professional Psychology at Wright State University. She completed her internship at UC's Counseling Center and her post-doctoral training in neuropsychology at the University of Cincinnati’s Department of Psychiatry. She previously had a small private practice with a focus on Deaf and Hard of Hearing clients.

Dr. Pinto enjoys reading, creative writing, and attending CCM’s musical theatre productions. She is also an active member of the Women's Club of the University of Cincinnati. President and Dr. Pinto have three children; Madeline (22), Rui (19), and Robert (16).

President and Dr. Pinto riding in a convertible as marshals for the inauguration parade







Current Activities

Dr. Jennifer Pinto currently has several initatives that she is focusing her energy on.

Dr. Pinto is working closely with the Student Wellness Center to assist with their Stress Less Fest. Stay tuned for specific event information!

The UC Bearcat Pantry provides free food, hygiene items, and cleaning supplies to students with food and other insecurities. The pantry also provides meal vouchers that can be used at campus dining halls. The pantry is meant to provide supplemental support which means we do not supply enough food to completely eradicate food insecurity. 

Dr. Pinto in front of a stocked food pantry
Stocked food pantry
Dr. Pinto infront of food collected for the Bearcat Pantry

Dr. Pinto works to collect items for the Bearcat Pantry at select presidential events. This spring she asked attendees invited to the President's Suite for home basketball games to donate items. The response was inspriring! 

The Bearcat Career Closet 

Stay tuned for this exciting new initiative!

Deaf Awareness Week    

Week of April 9th! More information to come.

President Pinto and his wife Dr. Jennifer Pinto at inauguration ceremony