Duquesne's New Military Education Leader a Natural Fit

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Duquesne University did not go far to find a director of military education for its School of Leadership and Professional Advancement or SLPA .

"I worked closely with Duquesne setting up what was, for us, a military relationship in (SLPA)," said retired Air Force Lt. Col. Don Accamando, 51, a native of Cranberry, who replaces Mary Jane Snyder.

SLPA has 250 military personnel and veterans in 11 undergraduate fields, such as organizational leadership and organizational behavior, and seven master's degree programs in fields such as business ethics and global leadership.

"Mary Jane and I had worked closely on the memorandum of understanding that established a remote campus, a military campus if you would, at the 171st Air Refueling Wing," Accamando said.

Accamando was public affairs and education service officer for the Pennsylvania Air National Guard in Moon.

"I was working closely with educational organizations in the community," Accamando said. "I found our students to be extremely pleased with the product, with the courses they were taking. …