Toward our Second Century

The story of Duke’s first hundred years has been one of tremendous success—of the transformation of a small liberal arts college into a great research university, delivering on the boldly ambitious vision of Duke’s founders and the countless students, faculty, staff, and alumni who have collectively shaped our history.

Today, we have the opportunity to develop a bold vision of our own, to define what Duke’s next hundred years will bring.

As we look ahead together toward our second century,our aspiration is to become nothing less than the leading university of a changing world, to solve the most pressing challenges and advance humankind.

Anti-Racism at Duke

We are committed today and throughout the future of Duke to addressing systemic racism on our campus and setting an example for our nation and the world.  I believe that at Duke we have both the opportunity and responsibility to produce real and lasting change in our community and beyond. 

About President Price

Vincent Price is the 10th President of Duke University, where he is also Walter Hines Page Professor of Public Policy and Political Science in the Sanford School of Public Policy and Trinity College of Arts and Sciences.

A leading global expert on public opinion, social influence, and political communication, President Price came to Duke in 2017. Since arriving on campus, he has turned his attention to the future of the university, developing a strategic framework focused on five core principles: empowering people, transforming education, building community, forging partnerships, and engaging a global network. President Price has also overseen a series of major reform efforts at Duke, including initiatives to study the legacy of the university’s history, support the continued development of Duke arts and culture, update university facilities for the next generation of students and faculty, and reorganize the governance structure of the Board of Trustees.

President Vincent E. Price helps move belongings and greets First-Year Advisory Counselor (FAC) students during Move In Day on East Campus.

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Office of the President
Duke University

207 Allen Building
Box 90001
Durham, NC 27708-0001 (link sends e-mail)
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