The Inauguration of Douglas G. Lee - March 25, 2014
Waynesburg University will celebrate the inauguration of the University's fifteenth president, Douglas G. Lee, as well as its 165th year and the 164th anniversary of its charter by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Tuesday, March 25, 2014. The celebration will reflect on students, faculty and staff who have established lives defined by leadership and service.
Waynesburg University President Douglas G. Lee joined Waynesburg University as Executive Vice President in October 2009, working closely with then President Timothy Thyreen. He was unanimously elected President of the University by the Board of Trustees in September 2012 and took office July 1, 2013.
The Charleroi, Pa., native and son of the late Gilbert G. Lee Jr. and Donna Duvall Lee is a 1977 graduate of Charleroi Area High School and a 1981 graduate of Waynesburg University.
After graduation, he formed a multi-line insurance business, building the business while also attending law school. Lee sold the business upon graduation from law school and joined the law firm of Steptoe and Johnson. He became a partner in the firm in 1998 and managed a practice group consisting of nine attorneys and 15 paralegals.
During this time, he remained active at Waynesburg University and was instrumental in the formation of the University's Alumni Council. Dedicated to his alma mater, Lee served as a member of the Board of Trustees including Chair of the Academic Matters Committee and Board Secretary.
Lee has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®, having spoken and written extensively on workers' compensation and labor and employment law topics. He is an elder at the Presbyterian Church, has served on the Greene County Planning Commission and is a graduate of Leadership West Virginia. He is an Eagle Scout, has served on the Executive Board for the Mountaineer Area Council Boy Scouts of America and is a member of the Fort Jackson Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Union Rescue Mission in Fairmont, W.Va., the Harrison County Bar Association Board of Directors, the Westminster Foundation of West Virginia and the Howe Cemetery Board. He was a volunteer fireman for more than 13 years.
An endurance athlete, Lee is a finisher of three Ironman Triathlons and six marathons, including the Marine Corps Marathon and Death Valley Marathon.
He is married to his high school sweetheart, Kathryn, and they have 2 children and one grandchild.
|March 21||Ironman Competition||TBA|
|March 22||8:30 a.m.||Day of Service||Kickoff in Rudy Marisa Fieldhouse (RMFH)
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|March 24||5:30 p.m.||Worship Service||Roberts Chapel|
|March 25||11:00 a.m.||Inauguration||
Faculty, staff and special guests: Roberts Chapel
|Immediately following Inauguration||Luncheon||
Campus community: RMFH
Special guests: Benedum Dining Hall
|7:00 p.m.||Evening concert for campus community||TBA|
Day of Service
Each year, our students, faculty and staff engage in 50,000 hours of academic service learning and community/civic engagement hours worldwide. This March, in honor of President Douglas G. Lee, the University will continue this tradition of service during the Inauguration Celebration. On campus, in the local community and nationwide, students, faculty, staff and alumni will take pause from their normal schedules and dedicate themselves to the Day of Service on Saturday, March 22, 2014.
|8:00 a.m.||Arrive at Rudy Marisa Fieldhouse|
|8:15 a.m.||Welcome and Instructions|
|8:30 a.m.||Departures for service sites|
|4:30 p.m.||(or before) Return to WU|
Box lunches will be provided if your site is an all-day service project
Volunteers working on service sites with later departure times will be given departure instructions/t-shirts at their time of departure.
Half day projects are also available
Hotels in the Waynesburg Area
100 Comfort Lane, Waynesburg, PA 15370
227 Greene Plaza, Waynesburg, PA 15370
Microtel Inn & Suites
300 Comfort Lane, Waynesburg, PA 15370
Blocks of rooms have been reserved for these three Waynesburg hotels for March 24, 2014 (the evening before the Inauguration). We will run a shuttle from the hotels at 9:00, 9:30 & 10:00 a.m.
Additional hotels between the Pittsburgh International Airport and Waynesburg, PA
Hilton Garden Inn at Southpointe
1000 Corporate Drive, Canonsburg, PA 15317
451 Racetrack Rd, Washington, PA 15301
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Online registration is closed for for Special Guests, University Delegates and Emeriti. If you would like to register for the Inauguration of Douglas G. Lee please contact Chris Schwartzmiller at 724-852-3256.