Duquesne President to Retire in 2016

Duquesne University President Charles Dougherty announced today at the University’s Board of Director’s meeting that he will retire on June 30, 2016, when his current term ends.

“I am grateful to the board of directors for the confidence they have shown in me by their expressed desire for me to stay on as president beyond my current contract,” Dougherty said.  “After giving this invitation the serious reflection it deserves, I have concluded that the timing is right for Duquesne University and for me personally to step down from the presidency at the end of the 2015-16 academic year.  I will have served fifteen years by then-a long time for a single president.  I believe in term limits because they provide for new perspectives and new vigor.  Further, the University’s exceptionally strong national position makes 2016 an opportune time for a leadership transition.”

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