Press Release

Franklin University President’s Statement Regarding Sue Doody


Sherry Mercurio
Executive Director, Office of Community Relations

Columbus, OH (April 27, 2018)

Dr. David R. Decker, President of Franklin University made the following statement today regarding the passing of Board of Trustee member Sue Doody.

"A 22-year member of the Board of Trustees, Sue will be sadly missed by the members of the Franklin University community and by those who benefited from the wisdom of her counsel and leadership. Her dedication to her duties as a member of our Board of Trustees, most recently as
a member of the Academic/Student and the Audit, Controls and Compliance Committees is surpassed only by the level of commitment to furthering the opportunities available to the students, faculty, and staff of Franklin."


"We offer our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and loved ones of Sue Doody and are deeply saddened by her loss. The Franklin University Board of Trustees will work to continue her leadership and dedication to broader social purpose for the students and employees of Franklin University."

About Franklin University

Accredited, nonprofit and dedicated to educating adults since 1902, Franklin provides on-site course options at our Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, and is an innovator in providing personalized online education. The University offers applied in-demand undergraduate, master’s and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. The University also offers several academic programs internationally, including its top-ranked MBA, through agreements with partner institutions.

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and holds specialized accreditations for specific academic programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Education. Franklin is only one of three schools in Ohio designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. 

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