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Pittsburgh Business Times Names Duquesne President Diamond Award Winner

Duquesne President Charles J. Dougherty has been presented with a 2010 Diamond Award by the Pittsburgh Business Times.The award honors presidents and chief executive officers (CEOs) of both for-profit and non-profit enterprises based on qualities including leadership, organizational success and efforts by the individual outside of the organization.

Under Dougherty's leadership, Duquesne University has:

  • moved into the top tier in the U.S. News and World Report's prestigious annual ranking of America's Best Colleges
  • established its first-ever Strategic Plan and has approved its second Strategic Plan
  • experienced record-breaking enrollment
  • earned its first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Rating (for the new Power Center) and LEED Gold Rating (for renovations to the Duquesne Union) from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Dougherty was one of only four winners named in the non-profit category. The other winners included representatives from The Children's Home of Pittsburgh and Lemieux Family Center, Community College of Allegheny County and Dollar Energy Fund.

Nominees for the Diamond Award must be CEOs or hold equivalent positions at organizations in the 10-county Pittsburgh region. A panel of judges made the independent selection of the winners from a finalist pool of approximately 75 nominations.

Duquesne University

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.