President Ken Gormley walking and talking with Duquesne students

Duquesne University President Ken Gormley

Lawyer and educator. Visionary community leader.

Duquesne students take a selfie with President Ken Gormley at a DU move-in day.

In July 2016, Duquesne University's Spiritan leadership and the Board of Directors installed Ken Gormley as president.

In just five years, President Gormley and Duquesne University launched a proposed new medical school, created a new common learning experience for all undergraduates, begun work to raise a higher standard for inclusion — and hired the University's first Chief Diversity Officer, raised funds and built a new home for athletics, attained new financial strength and achieved new heights for fundraising.

Duquesne's board of directors voted in October 2021 to extend President Gormley's term for another five years.

Duquesne University students with President Ken Gormley at the Pancakes with the President event.President Gormley is committed to Duquesne University's mission to serve God by serving students so they, in turn, can serve others.

Whether flipping pancakes, attending Red Masquer performances, cheering the Dukes, or even just stopping for a selfie on A-Walk, President Gormley is a regular presence among students.