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Bassert Named Interim Dean

Dr. Dorothy Bassett has been named interim dean of the School of Leadership and Professional Advancement (SLPA) at Duquesne University. Bassett assumed the position on Oct. 1, following the retirement of Dr. Benjamin Hodes as the SLPA dean.

“I am delighted to serve as interim dean for the School of Leadershiop and Professional Advancement,” said Bassett. “Dr. Hodes’ vision has led the school in becoming known as a leader in several areas including adult education, distance learning and nonprofit board leadership. I look forward to an expanded role in the continued growth of the School.”

Prior to being named interim dean, Bassett served as assistant dean of the School for two years. Before her work at Duquesne, she served as director of IT initiatives at Carnegie Mellon University. In addition, Bassett headed up a number of corporate and international programs in Europe and in Asia under the auspices of such organizations as Robert Bosch GmBH, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Pew Charitable Trusts.

Bassett resides in Imperial, Pa.

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