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Duquesne University Announces Athletic Director Search Committee

Duquesne today announced the membership of the committee that will conduct the search for the University's next director of athletics. The committee will be chaired by John Plante, Duquesne's vice president for university advancement.

"The committee is made up of exceptional individuals who broadly represent our athletic and institutional constituencies," said Plante. "This job is one of the best in the nation right now, and as such will attract a strong pool of well qualified candidates. The search itself has already begun, and at the outset I reminded the committee of one of John Wooden's most famous sayings, 'Be quick, but don't hurry.' We are going to find the very best person to lead Dukes athletics into the future, and we will do so in a timely fashion."

Besides Plante, the members of the committee are:

  • Joseph Guyaux
    Sr. Vice Chairman, PNC Financial Services Group
    Emeritus Member, Duquesne University Board of Directors
  • Paul Matvey '76
    Shareholder, Schneider Downs
    Member, Duquesne Athletic Fund Advisory Board
  • Sherene Brantley '02
    Assistant Director of Athletics, Duquesne University
  • Jim Ferry
    Head Men's Basketball Coach, Duquesne University
  • Matthew Frist '98
    Associate Vice President for Finance and Business, Duquesne University
  • Jeff Mallory
    Director of Multicultural Affairs, Duquesne University
  • Dr. Paula Turocy
    Associate Professor of Athletic Training
    Faculty Athletic Representative 2006-2010, Duquesne University
  • Rachel Wojdowski
    Assistant Women's Basketball Coach, Duquesne University.

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Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. Duquesne, a campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, has been nationally recognized for its academic programs, community service and commitment to sustainability. Follow Duquesne University on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.