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New Executive Director of Facilities Management Named at DU

Rod Dobish has been named the new executive director of facilities management at Duquesne University, effective July 1.

"I am excited about this opportunity," said Dobish, "I look forward to working with the facilities team to further the advancement of Duquesne University."

A part of the Division of Management and Business, the Department of Facilities Management maintains campus through sustainability efforts to enhance the educational experience and mission of the University while continuously improving the environmental quality of campus.

Dobish first joined facilities management in 1993 as an assistant to the director. Prior to that, he served 11 years of active duty in the U.S. Army for which he spent time in Asia and Central America. Dobish spent a yearlong tour of duty in Baghdad in 2004 before retiring in 2005 from the military after completing 12 years as a reservist.

During his nearly 20 years at Duquesne, Dobish has served on numerous University committees, including the Computerized Maintenance Management System Team (Maximo), United Way Campaign, the University Staff Awards Committee, and the Labor-Management and University Safety Committees. In addition, he is a contract negotiations team member.

Dobish and his wife Hannah reside in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood.

Duquesne University

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 nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 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.