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Duffy has returned to USC, where he previously worked for 13 years in the Marshall School.

Michael L. Duffy, who served as vice-dean for executive education and vice-dean for graduate programs in the USC Marshall School of Business for 13 years before taking a position at Duke University in 2001, returned to USC in early January.

Duffy will serve as associate senior vice president for university advancement and will work with principal donors, as did his predecessor, George Abdo, who left the university in May 2002.

“Mike comes to us with a solid background in business and management,” said Alan Kreditor, senior vice president for advancement. “He knows the territory, and after the closing of the campaign, he can come in fresh with the skills required to move advancement to the next step.”

As a member of the university’s advancement staff, Duffy also will be responsible for international fund raising, foundation relations and development communications.

At Duke, Duffy was director of client projects and a member of the executive team at Duke Corporate Education.

At the Marshall School, Duffy was a professor of clinical accounting and led the school in building innovative partnerships for executive education programs for companies. He has designed and delivered corporate education programs for Amgen, British Airways, CB Richard Ellis, Credit Suisse Private Bank and Toyota.

Duffy is a specialist in tax policies, financial reporting and shareholder value, as well as an award-winning teacher in accounting and finance.

A graduate of LaSalle University in Philadelphia, Duffy also received an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and a law degree from the University of California at Berkeley.

He has taught at Temple University in Philadelphia and the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley.

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