This is a great time in the life of a great university.
This statement has never been as true as it is today, so I often use it when I have the opportunity to speak publicly about Duquesne. Ensuring that these words remain true requires us to chart a course for the future that will keep Duquesne University on the leading edge of American Catholic higher education. Therefore, I am pleased to present Duquesne University’s 2010-2015 Strategic Plan.
Successful planning of this nature is both an expression of our strength as an academic community and an exercise that further invigorates us. Faculty, staff and administrators have reached this common agenda together through a willingness to share ideas, respect the views of others, resolve differences in a civil and productive fashion, and reinforce our shared belief in the values that bind us together.
Multiple challenges lie ahead in the implementation of this plan, both in articulating its fuller implications and in securing the resources necessary to bring it to fruition. Our recent history indicates that all the necessities for success are at hand: an intense commitment to align our actions with our mission as a Catholic, Spiritan university; people who are dedicated, energetic and supportive; and a collective desire to create the best possible experience for our students.
All of these blessings, when combined with the life-giving Spirit that defines our community, give us faith that we will realize our ambitious vision for the greater Duquesne University of 2015.
Charles J. Dougherty, Ph.D.—President