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President Kicks Off 10th Academic Year, Presents Vision for Duquesne's Future, at Convocation

President Charles J. Dougherty, who begins his 10th academic year at Duquesne, will deliver his annual State of the University address to faculty, staff and administration at the Convocation.

In his remarks, Dougherty will discuss six characteristics of the Duquesne community: accountability, concern for others, academic excellence, national standards, Spiritan heritage and distinctions as a Catholic university.

“These characteristics mark what I hope Duquesne University is becoming and what it will be,” said Dougherty. “Five generations before us have struggled to preserve and improve this institution. Now this University is ours. We must preserve it and pass on to the next generation the very best Duquesne University that we possibly can.”

In addition, Dougherty will present faculty excellence awards, recognize newly endowed chairs, and honor faculty marking 25 years of service at Duquesne.

When: Thursday, Sept. 9, at 3 p.m.

Where: 4th Floor Ballroom, Duquesne Union, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh

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