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    Duquesne Program Director to Lead Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education

    A Duquesne University program director has been named vice president/president-elect of the Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education.

    Dr. Erroline Williams, director of the professional development and corporate outreach program in Duquesne's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement, a longtime member of the conference and former western regional director, will step into her new role for the current 2014-2015 term.

    The Pennsylvania black Conference on Higher Education's mission is to ensure equal education for African-Americans and other minorities across the state. The organization, founded in 1970,   is rooted in the work of K. Leroy Irvis, former minority leader of the state House of Representatives.

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    Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in 10 schools of study for 10,000-plus graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.