endowment

Duquesne receives millions in donations

Duquesne receives millions in donations

By Max Blechman | The Duquesne Duke Duquesne announced in February the establishment of five new donor-funded endowments to go into effect in 2015. The endowments will sponsor one student, one professorship, two fellowships and one academic chair. Each endowment was established with the help of alumni and those with close ties to the University. […]

President Dougherty to retire in ’16 amid DU growth

President Dougherty to retire in ’16 amid DU growth

By Kaye Burnet and Julian Routh | The Duquesne Duke Duquesne President Charles Dougherty announced Friday that he plans to retire when his contract expires on June 30, 2016. Dougherty, 65, has served as Duquesne’s 12th president since 2001. The University’s Board of Directors has already started a nationwide search for his successor, according to […]

Endowment fund surpasses $262 million

Endowment fund surpasses $262 million

By Kaye Burnet | The Duquesne Duke Duquesne’s endowment has roughly doubled in value in the last five years, with an increase of more than $26.6 million in the last year alone. At $262 million, Duquesne’s endowment is larger than 70 percent of other colleges and universities across the country, according to Matt Frist, associate […]