A Message from the President
Welcome and thank you for choosing to be a part of Duquesne University’s six-generation commitment to excellence in higher education. You will play a key role in our exciting journey forward.
Since its founding by the Spiritans in 1878, Duquesne has carried on a proud tradition of providing a unique blend of liberal arts and profession education with an emphasis on moral values, dedication to quality teaching, and a commitment to service. Our faculty has a national reputation for outstanding scholarship in their fields and inspiration in the classroom.
Duquesne’s mission is lived out in every facet of University life: We serve God by serving students. Our students always come first.
Administrators and staff members are no less a part of the fabric of the University community. Stewardship of a complex institution on which so many depend is a core value of Duquesne. No matter what their roles, administrators and staff are educators too, providing students with quality living and learning experiences that impact them for life. Students often tell us that a kind remark or a thoughtful courtesy from an administrator or a staff member symbolized the values of Duquesne in their experience.
Duquesne’s reputation as a fair and humane employer is buttressed by a University environment that encourages personal growth and development, service to the community, and drawing together in times of challenge and in times of celebration. We are a University family.
Because of the University’s mission, work at Duquesne has a higher sense of purpose. I am pleased you are joining us and becoming a part of the Duquesne tradition and mission. Together, we are building an even greater Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit.
Charles J. Dougherty, Ph.D.
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