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Smart Business Pittsburgh Names Dougherty a 2008 Pacesetter

Duquesne University President Charles J. Dougherty has been named a 2008 Pacesetter by Smart Business Pittsburgh.

The Pacesetter Awards recognize outstanding business and community leaders who have made a significant impact on the region and its future. “The class of 2008 represents some of the most innovative leaders who not only are doing the same today, but also have the vision to anticipate trends for tomorrow and build a path that gets there,” said Dustin Klein, executive editor of all Smart Business Network publications.

Dougherty is one of only four Pacesetter Award recipients in the large-sized organization category and one of only 12 total awardees. The other awardees in the large category include the presidents of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, All-Pak Inc. and LANXESS Corp.

Featured as a Smart Leader in the January 2008 issue of Smart Business Pittsburgh, Dougherty began serving as the 12th president of Duquesne University in 2001. During his tenure at Duquesne, Dougherty has led the University through a period of unprecedented academic growth and campus development.

A nationally recognized scholar and expert in health care ethics, Dougherty has served on numerous health care advisory commissions and projects. He is a member of the Board of Directors of UPMC Mercy Hospital and chair of its Ethics Committee; The Allegheny Conference on Community Development; Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership; and the Urban League of Pittsburgh. He has published extensively on the topic of ethics and health care.

During the past decade, Smart Business, a management journal, has recognized corporate executives as well as nonprofit, educational and civic leaders who have had the foresight to set the pace for the greater Pittsburgh region.

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