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Duquesne Names University Chaplain, Director of Campus Ministry

The Rev. Daniel Walsh, C.S.Sp., has been named University chaplain and director of Spiritan Campus Ministry at Duquesne University, effective Monday, July 1. Walsh will succeed the Rev. Ray French, C.S.Sp., who has been named vice president for mission and identity at Duquesne.

"Spiritan Campus Ministry is very well-established with a very good Spiritan direction," said Walsh. "It represents well, in all facets, what the Spiritans are all about. I hope to continue to carry on that good work."

Spiritan Campus Ministry provides offerings to Duquesne students, faculty and staff, including liturgical ministry, cross-cultural mission and local community experiences, faith enrichment programs, outreach opportunities, lunch-and-learn events, and more.

Walsh, who served as the pastor at St. Stephen Church in Hazelwood from 2010-12, is currently a staff member of Spiritan Campus Ministry and is the formation director for Spiritan seminarians studying at Duquesne and living on campus. The Spiritan Congregation is the founding order of the University.

Prior to his work at Duquesne, Walsh served as the superior for the Spiritans USA-West province while he was director of campus ministry at the University of Houston and Texas Southern University; was pastor at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Chicago; and was the parochial vicar at St. Agnes Church and director of Apostleship of the Sea in San Diego.

Ordained to the priesthood in 1991, Walsh was the parochial vicar pro-tem at St. Joseph Church in Conway, Ark., before receiving a mission appointment in 1992 to Carauari in the Brazilian state of Amazonas, where he served until 1995.

Walsh earned a master of divinity degree from the Catholic Theological Union, where he would later serve as the theology program's formation director. He is a member of the Duquesne University Board of Directors and Corporation, and the Holy Ghost Preparatory School Corporation.

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