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DU Welcomes Director of Freshman Development, Special Student Services

Sean Weaver has been named director of Duquesne University's Office of Freshman Development and Special Student Services, effective July 2. His primary responsibility will be to help freshmen and their families' transition to life at Duquesne.

An important component of the Division of Student Life at Duquesne, the Office of Freshman Development and Special Student Services supports many activities and programs, including the University's award-winning, student-run Orientation.

Weaver, who most recently served as assistant dean and director of student agencies at Princeton University, has more than 15 years of experience in higher education-primarily with student work-at Thomas Jefferson University, Catholic University, the University of Chicago and Georgetown University.

"I am very enthusiastic and very excited to get started at Duquesne," said Weaver.

"I am looking forward to working with this current group of student orientation leaders to help make the incoming freshmen and their parents quickly adapt and feel at home."

At Princeton, Weaver managed all programmatic and budgetary aspects of student agencies-an ambitious, 100-year-old program that features 18 student-run businesses from laundry service to water cooler delivery to publishing the campus Facebook page and yearbook.

"I have been really fortunate to be in a field that I enjoy, where I love coming to work every day and working with students who have a myriad of talents," said Weaver.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.