Matthew J. Frist Named Vice President for Management and Business at Duquesne
Duquesne University has named Matthew J. Frist vice president for management and business effective Feb. 13. Frist, who is associate vice president of finance and business at Duquesne, will replace David Beaupré, who has accepted a position at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia.
"In addition to his finance experience, Matt has a breadth of institutional knowledge and is particularly effective in working with people to find creative solutions to challenges," said Dr. Charles Dougherty, Duquesne president.
In his new role, Frist will be responsible for the Division of Management and Business, which is comprised of the controller's office, planning and budgeting, computing and technology services, facilities management, human resources, institutional research, dining services and public safety, among other areas. Members of the division work with Duquesne students, staff and faculty, and prospective employees, vendors, outside auditors and regulatory agencies.
"Matt is a proven leader who will take the division to the next level," said President-Elect Ken Gormley. "I look forward to working with him."
Since joining Duquesne University in 1998 as a budget analyst, Frist has served in various roles for the Division of Management and Business, including director of financial planning and budgeting, and assistant vice president for financial planning, budgeting and analytics. In addition, Frist has been a member of numerous University committees that address benefits, bond compliance, budget and retirement issues at Duquesne. He also assists in staffing the Audit and Finance and Investment Committees for Duquesne's Board of Directors.
"I am both honored and humbled by the vote of confidence," Frist said. "I look forward to the continued collaboration with the campus community."
Frist is a financial peer reviewer for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and has held leadership positions with the Eastern Association of College and University Business Officers. He holds a bachelor's from Gannon University, a master's from Duquesne University and an Ed.D. in Higher Education Management from the University of Pittsburgh. Frist also completed the Management Development Program at the Harvard Institutes for Higher Education.
Frist and his wife, Courtney, live in Wexford with their four children.
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