The president has charged several university committees with engaging the campus community and providing strategic counsel. Members of these committees include faculty, students, staff, alumni, and trustees, appointed by the president for limited terms.

The Advisory Committee on Investment Responsibility is a university body advisory to the President with the following functions:

  • To serve as a forum for members of the Duke community to bring forward issues of societal concern related to the investment of the university’s assets;
  • To create opportunities for members of the Duke community to debate, discuss, and learn about issues brought forward to the committee, so the committee can determine if any recommendations to the president are required;
  • To advise the executive vice president on proxy votes on the direct investments held by DUMAC, Inc.;
  • In rare cases, to advise the president on issues of investment divestment; and
  • To make public the substance of its discussions and any actions in a timely manner.


Emma Rasiel (Economics), Chair, 2024
Lisa Campbell (Nicholas School), 2026
John de Figueiredo (Law School), 2026
David Robinson (Fuqua School), 2026
Patrick Smith (Divinity School), 2024


Student representatives
Ally Hargrove, GPSG Representative, 2024
Rickard (Rich) Stureborg, GPSG Representative, 2024
Mick Tobin , DSG Representative, 2024

Alumni representative
Derek Penn, 2024

Trustee representative
Fred Sutherland, 2024

David Bowersox, Vice Dean for Finance and Administration, School of Nursing, 2024
Tracy Futhey, Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, 2024
Christopher Lott, Deputy General Counsel, 2024
Rachel Satterfield, Vice President for Finance and Treasurer, 2024

Others (without vote)
Anil Madhok, Advisor, Chief Operating Officer, DUMAC, Indefinite

Term: 2 years

Detailed information about the Athletic Council is outlined in the Athletic Policy Manual here

*Andrew Janiak (Philosophy), Chair, 2025
Lee Baker (Cultural Anthropology), 2025
Doriane Coleman (Law School), 2025
*Elisabeth de Fontenay (Law School), 2024
David McAdams (Fuqua School), 2025
*Manoj Mohanan (Sanford School), 2025
Candis Watts Smith (Political Science), 2024

Meagan Dunphy-Daly, Associate Dean for Experiential Education and Undergraduate Research, Nicholas School, 2024
*Daniel Ennis, Executive Vice President, 2024
*Christopher Lott, Deputy General Counsel, 2024
*Deb Reisinger, Interim Dean of Academic Affairs, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, 2024
Chris Rossi, Associate Vice President of Student Affairs for Resource Administration & Planning, 2024

Tedra Anderson-Brown, 2025
*Margo Riddle, 2024
Brandon Harper, 2025

*Ann Pelham, 2024
Steve Scott, 2024

Undergraduate Student Representatives
Jordan Phillips, 2024
Brandon Hersh, 2024

Graduate Student Representatives
Peyton Barrish, 2024

Student-Athlete Advisory
*Piper Hampsch, 2024
Job Trahan, 2024

Club Sports
Ryan Chen, 2024

Ex-Officio Members
*Linda Franzoni, Faculty Athletics Representative, 2027
Mary Pat McMahon, Vice Provost/Vice President for Student Affairs
*Margaret Epps, (Secretary) Secretary to the Board of Trustees and Chief of Staff to the President

Others (without vote)
Brad Berndt, Senior Associate Director of Athletics
Frank Blalark, Associate Vice Provost and University Registrar
Cynthia Clinton, Office of Institutional Equity
Christoph Guttentag, Dean, Undergraduate Admissions
Kimberly Hewitt, Vice President for Institutional Equity and Chief Diversity Officer
Chris Kennedy, Senior Deputy Director of Athletics
Nina King, Vice President and Director of Athletics
Miranda McCall, Associate Vice Provost and Director of Financial Aid
Nathan McKinnis, Managing Director of Recreation Programs
Heather Ryan, Senior Associate Director of Athletics/Student-Athlete Experience & Senior Woman Administrator
Laura Shively, Director of Sports Programs

* Serves on Executive Committee

Terms: 3 years for faculty, 1 year for students .

Charge: The Centennial Steering Committee has been charged by President Price to provide strategic insight for the planning and implementation phases of all aspects of the Centennial Commemoration.


Jill Boy, Executive Director, Duke’s Centennial Celebration; Chair
Dave Kennedy, Vice President, Alumni and Development; Co-Chair
Chris Simmons, Interim Vice President, Public Affairs and Government Relations; Co-Chair (ex officio)
Ed Balleisen, Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies
John Brown, Vice Provost for the Arts
Carolyn Gerber, Special Assistant to the Vice President for Public Affairs and Government Relations (Centennial Task Force Representative)
Val Gillispie, University Archivist
Kim Hewitt, Vice President for Institutional Equity and Chief Diversity Officer
Antwan Lofton, Interim Vice President for Human Resources (ex officio)
Mary Pat McMahon, Vice Provost and Vice President of Student Affairs
Paul Markakis, PhD Student (Pratt)
Todd Mesibov, Deputy Director of Athletics/Administration and Legal Affairs/Chief of Staff
Rob Odom, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Duke University Health System
Vikas Patel, President, Duke University Alumni Association; Member of Board of Trustees (ex officio)
Luke Powery, Dean of Duke Chapel
Akhilesh Shivaramakrishnan, Undergraduate Student
Erika Weinthal, Chair, Academic Council
Stelfanie Williams, Vice President for Durham and Community Affairs

Recommends candidates for Honorary Degrees to the Academic Council and to the Board of Trustees. These recommendations must be approved by both the Council and the Board for the degree to be granted.

Laurence Helfer (Law School), 2024
Terrie Moffitt (Psychology & Neuroscience), 2025
Michael Munger (Political Science), 2024
Mark Anthony Neal (African & American Studies), 2024
Paul Jaskot (Art, Art History & Visual Studies), 2026

Grant Hill, Chair, 2024
Lisa Borders, 2024
Bill Kaelin, 2024
Ann Pelham, 2024
Edgar Virgüez, 2024

Ex Officio
Alec Gallimore, Provost
Vincent Price, President

Term: 3 years for faculty.

The University Medal committee identifies and recommends to the president candidates for the University Medal, which is awarded annually during Founders’ Day Weekend in the fall. (The University Medal for Distinguished Meritorious Service is awarded to individuals who have given extraordinary service to Duke.)

Maggie Epps, Secretary to the Board of Trustees and Chief of Staff to the President

Scott Gibson, Executive Vice Dean for Administration, School of Medicine
Paul Grantham, Assistant Vice President for Work Culture and Communication Services, Duke Human Resources
Stelfanie Williams, Vice President for Durham and Community Affairs

Peter Feaver, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, 2025
Christopher Woods, Professor of Medicine, Pathology, and Global Health, 2025

Ex Officio
Terry Chambliss, Senior Director, Special Events & University Ceremonies
Scott Greenwood, Associate Vice President, Alumni Engagement and Development
Trina Jones,  Academic Council Chair & University Faculty Marshal
Frank Tramble, Vice President, Communications, Marketing and Public Affairs

The President’s Art Advisory Committee reviews all proposals for outdoor public sculpture on campus, both proposed gifts and potential commissions, to ensure that the university encourages the development of an exciting and stimulating visual environment that will enhance Duke’s architecture and physical setting. All units contemplating the installation of public sculptures will submit their plans to this committee for ratification.

Edna Andrews (Slavic & Eurasian Studies), 2024
John Brown (Music), 2025
Nan Jokerst (Pratt School), 2024
Pedro Lasch (Art, Art History, and Visual Studies), 2025
Nathaniel Mackey (English), 2024
Louise Meintjes (Music), 2025
Tom Rankin (Center for Documentary Studies), 2024
Victoria Szabo (Art, Art History & Visual Studies), 2024

Mark Hough, Campus Landscape Architect, 2024
Kimberly Hewitt, Vice President, Office for Institutional Equity, 2025
William LeFevre, Executive Director, Duke Gardens, 2024
Marshall Price, Chief Curator, Nasher Museum of Art, 2024

Undergraduate Student Representative
Viktoria Wulff-Anderson, 2024

Graduate Student Representative
Brittany Forniotis, 2024

Ex Officio
Trevor Schoonmaker, Chair, Director of the Nasher Museum of Art, Indefinite

Terms: 3 years for faculty, 1 year for students

The President’s Advisory Committee on Institutional History is charged with making recommendations on how the Duke community might best engage with and learn from its institutional history.

Paula McClain, Chair (Political Science),  2024
Jeff Baker (School of Medicine), 2025
Saskia Cornes (John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute), 2024
Mark Anthony Neal (African & African American Studies), 2025
Karin Shapiro (African and African American Studies and History), 2024

Jill Boy, Executive Director, Duke’s Centennial Celebration, 2024
Dawna Jones, Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs, 2025
Luke Powery, Dean of Duke Chapel, 2024
Frank Tramble, Vice President for Communications, Marketing and Public Affairs, 2025

Durham Community Representative
Tobias Rose, Principal and Creative Director, Kompleks Creative, 2024

Scott Ryan, 2025

Duke Student Government
Sravya Yellapragada, 2024

Graduate and Professional Student Government
Thomas Merrill, 2024

Terms: 2 years for faculty; 1 year for students

The President’s Council on Black Affairs helps ensure that the University pursues its goals of increasing the diversity of the faculty and student body and guaranteeing an excellent experience to students. The Council focuses on student issues for both graduate and undergraduate students. The Council also shares information about events and activities on campus that are relevant to African-American members of the community, and helps disseminate this information more broadly.

**Deondra Rose (Sanford School of Public Policy), 2024
Ashleigh Rosette (Fuqua School of Business), 2024
Karin Shapiro (History), 2025
*Gustavo Silva (Biology), 2024
Kevin Thomas (School of Medicine), 2024
Norbert Wilson (Divinity School), 2024

Kaneedreck Adams, Duke Black Alumni
*Jarrett Nobles, Duke Black Alumni

Vincent Price, Chair, President
Abbas Benmamoun, Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement
Gary Bennett, Dean, Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
Rhonda Brandon, Chief Human Resources Officer and Senior Vice President, Duke University Health System
Linda Capers, Director of the Center for Multicultural Affairs
Shruti Desai, Associate Vice President of Student Affairs for Campus Life
Daniel Ennis, Executive Vice President
Alec Gallimore, Provost
Christoph Guttentag, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions
*Kimberly Hewitt, Vice President for Institutional Equity and Chief Diversity Officer
*Antwan Lofton, Interim Vice President of Human Resources
Mary Pat McMahon, Vice Provost/Vice President of Student Affairs
Candis Watts Smith, Interim Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Stacia Solomon, Director of the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture

Black Graduate and Professional Student Association
*Harvey Allen
Joshua Crittenden
Emmanuel Emovon
Taylor Grant

Black Student Alliance
*Celeste Clark
Rani Jones
Hillary Okpeseyi
Brianna Smith

Duke Student Government
Isaiah Hamilton
Ayanna Chatman
Bianca Ingram

Graduate and Professional Student Government
Keanu Valibia
Sandra Okeke Bates
Jilian Palmer

National Pan-Hellenic Council
Jaden Faunteroy

National Society of Black Engineers
Major Glenn

Reginaldo Howard Scholars

Gabe Bostick
Sophie Johnson

The Bouchet Society
Ashley Rawls

**Chair of Advisory Committee
*Serves on Advisory Committee

Terms: 3 years for faculty, 1 year for students

The responsibilities of the University Judicial Board are outlined in The Duke Community Standard in Practice .

Sara Greene (Law School) (Chair), 2025
Lisa Keister (Sociology), 2024
Christine Gibson-Davis (Sanford), 2025
Maggie Lemos (Law), 2025
Paul Magwene (Biology), 2025

Martin P. Smith, Dean of Academic Affairs of Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, 2025

Students (2 representatives from each school)

Allied Health:
Hannah Zhao
Cameron Clark

Erica Ridderman
TJ Bryant

Oseghale Ihayere
Brontavious Railey

Graduate School:
Shin-Fung (Eric) Hung
Gregory Hernandez

Law School:
Tyler Wallace
Kate Wozniak

Nicholas School of the Environment:
Jon Choi
Gabriela Nagle

Kundan Gasputa
Pushti Desai

Mira Jeyacalthevan
Morgan Manson

School of Medicine:
Max Summer
Marilyn Yamamoto

School of Nursing:
Shannen Kane
Tristan Bennett

Undergraduate Conduct Board:
Jada Purkett
Paige Knudsen
Ana Herndon
Jack Rhodes

Terms: 2 years for faculty; 1 year for students

The University Priorities Committee assesses university and academic priorities, ensuring that the University’s annual and long-term budgets reflect these priorities, and make recommendations to the President.

Lawrence Zelenak, Chair (Law School), 2024
Ayana Arce (Physics), 2024
Leslie Babinski (Sanford School), 2025
Steffen Bass, APC Chair (Physics), Indefinite
Kenneth Brown (Pratt School of Engineering), 2024
Ronnie Chatterji, Fuqua School, 2026
Amy Herring (Statistical Science), 2025
Timur Kuran (Economics and Political Science), 2025
Josh Sosin, ECAC Rep (Classical Studies), 2024
Betty Tong (School of Medicine), 2024

Carol King, Vice Dean for Finance & Administration, Trinity College, 2024

Ex Officio Members (with voting rights)
Daniel Ennis, Executive Vice President
Linda Franzoni, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Education, Pratt School
Alec Gallimore, Provost
Scott Gibson, Executive Vice Dean, Administration, School of Medicine
Trina Jones, Academic Council Chair
Mary Klotman, Executive Vice President for Health Affairs & Dean of the School of Medicine
Amy Oates, Interim Vice Provost for Finance and Administration
Vince Price, President
Rachel Satterfield, Vice President, Finance

Gary Bennett (Trinity College of Arts & Sciences), 2026
Bill Boulding (Fuqua School of Business), 2024

Isaiah Hamilton, Duke Student Government, 2024
Keanu Valibia, Graduate & Professional Student Government, 2024

Terms: 3 years for faculty, 1 year for students