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.


Gina-Gail Fletcher (Law School), Chair, 2024
Dalia Patino-Echeverri (Nicholas School), 2023
Emma Rasiel (Economics), 2023
Patrick Smith (Divinity School), 2024
Vish Viswanathan (Fuqua School), 2023

Student representatives
Ally Hargrove, GPSG Representative, 2024
Brien Brennan, DSG Representative, 2024
Mick Tobin, DSG Representative, 2024
Hananiel Setiawan, GPSG Representative, 2024

Alumni representative
Derek Penn, 2024

Trustee representative
Fred Sutherland, 2024

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

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

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

Lori Bennear, Executive Vice Dean, Nicholas School
John Blackshear, Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Associate Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students
*Daniel Ennis, Executive Vice President
Chris Lott, Deputy University Counsel
*Martin Smith, Dean of Academic Affairs, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences


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

*Ann Pelham, 2024
Steve Scott, 2024

Undergraduate Student Representatives
David Surzykiewicz, 2023
Brandon Hersh, 2023

Graduate Student Representatives
Tiffany Clinton, 2023
Lizzie Lagarde (alternate), 2023

Student-Athlete Advisory
*Piper Hampsch, 2023
Job Trahan (alternate), 2023

Club Sports
Nancy Beaujeu-Dufour, 2023

Ex-Officio Members
*Linda Franzoni, Faculty Athletics Representative, 2027
Mary Pat McMahon, Vice Provost/Vice President for Student Affairs
*Sterly Wilder, (Secretary) Senior Associate Vice President, Alumni Engagement and Development

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 .

The Campus Sustainability Committee (CSC) was created in 2007 as part of the institutional structure to guide development and implementation of the Duke Climate Action Plan (CAP). After review by senior staff and the Board of Trustees, Duke officially submitted its CAP on October 15, 2009 to the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment. The target date for carbon neutrality is 2024. Since its inception, the CSC has been a key stakeholder group advising and informing Duke’s climate and sustainability leadership. The Duke University Campus Sustainability Committee (CSC), a standing committee appointed by the President, is responsible for making recommendations to guide campus sustainability policies, championing these sustainability initiatives and communicating them to each member’s respective constituencies to foster a more sustainable campus community.

Toddi Steelman, Co-Chair (Nicholas School of the Environment), 2023
Mike Bergin (Pratt School of Engineering), 2023
Nicolette Cagle (Nicholas School of the Environment), 2023
Charlotte Clark (Nicholas School of the Environment), 2023
Marc Jeuland (Sanford School of Public Policy), 2023
Kay Jowers (Nicholas Institute/Energy Initiative), 2023
Rick Larrick (Fuqua School of Business), 2023
Laura Richman (Population Health Sciences), 2023
Robert Swinney (Fuqua School of Business), 2023

Daniel Ennis, Co-Chair, Executive Vice President
Karis Boyd-Sinkler, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Pratt School of Engineering, 2023
Tavey Capps, Sustainability Director, 2023
TBD, Assistant Director of Sustainability, Duke Dining, 2023
Jim Churchman, Vice President, Procurement and Supply Chain, 2023
Carl DePinto, Director of Parking and Transportation Services, 2023
Jason Elliott, Sustainability Assistant Director, 2023
Leslie Parkins, Assistant Vice President and Director for Civic Engagement, Office of Durham and Community Affairs, 2023
Bernard Smith, Director of Facilities Planning & Operations for Student Affairs, 2023
Russell Thompson, Interim Vice President for Operations, 2023

Delaney Buskard, Duke Sustainability Board, 2023
Michelle (Meech) Carter, Graduate and Professional Student Government, 2023
Ariella Chukwuma, Environmental Justice Campus Committee, 2023
Ezra Mellinger, Green Devils, 2023
Yujin Kim, Undergraduate Environmental Union, 2023
Aashna Sawhney, Duke Student Government, 2023

Terms: 2 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

The committee is charged with reviewing capital projects that are destined for consideration by the Capital Review Committee. The committee has the responsibility of commenting on facilities and the environmental issues of University projects including the aesthetics of exterior renovations/additions and new buildings. In addition, the committee is responsible for reviewing facilities work that impacts the exterior aesthetic of the campus including landscape, signage, plazas, campus entries and utilities.

Chris Brasier, Co-Chair (Pratt School of Engineering), 2024
Steffen Bass (Physics), 2025
Jennifer Groh (Psychology and Neuroscience), 2025
Lisa Huettel (Pratt School of Engineering), 2024
Tom Rankin (Art, Art History & Visual Studies), 2025
Jesko Von Windheim (Nicholas School of the Environment), 2024

John Noonan, Co-Chair, Vice President for Facilities
John Clements, Associate Vice President for Budgets and Central Business Operations
Adem Gusa, Director, Planning and Design
Mark Hough, Campus Landscape Architect
Pat Hull, Associate Director, Institutional Research & Manager, Space Information Systems and Analysis
Lauren Rockart, Advising University Architect
Shawn Subasic, Director, Associate Vice President, Duke Health Facilities

Duke Student Government
Ashley Bae, 2023
Zoe Tishaev, 2023

Graduate and Professional Student Government
Christopher Miraglia, 2023
Lucas Lynn, 2023

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

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 C. Munger (Political Science), 2024
Mark Anthony Neal (African & American Studies), 2024
Gennifer Weisenfeld (Art, Art History and Visual Studies), 2024

Nancy Schlichting, Chair, 2023
Lisa Borders, 2023
Grant Hill, 2023
Bill Kaelin, 2023
Kelly Tang, 2023

Ex Officio
Vince Price, President
Jennifer Francis, Interim Provost

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.)

Craig Henriquez, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, 2023
Scott Lindroth, Professor of Music, 2023
Erika Weinthal, Professor of Environmental Policy and Public Policy, Academic Council Chair & University Faculty Marshal, ex officio

Maggie Epps, Secretary to the Board of Trustees and Chief of Staff to the President (Chair)
Rukmini Balu, Chief of Staff to the Chancellor for Health Affairs
Paul Grantham, Assistant Vice President of Communication Services, Human Resources
Stelfanie Williams, Vice President for Durham & Community Affairs

Ex Officio
Terry Chambliss, Senior Director, Special Events & University Ceremonies
Michael Schoenfeld, Vice President, Public Affairs & Government Relations
Sterly Wilder, Senior Associate Vice President, Alumni Engagement & Development

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, and the committee’s recommendations will in turn be submitted to the Committee on Facilities and Environment 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
Zoe Tishaev, 2023

Graduate Student Representative
Elizabeth Brown, 2023

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),  2023
Saskia Cornes (John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute), 2024
Farr Curlin (Divinity & Medicine), 2023
Thavolia Glymph (History), 2023
Karin Shapiro (African and African American Studies and History), 2023

Jill Boy, Executive Director, Duke’s Centennial Celebration, 2024
Shruti Desai, Associate Vice President of Student Affairs for Campus Life, 2023
Luke Powery, Dean of Duke Chapel, 2024
Chris Simmons, Interim Vice President for Public Affairs and Government Relations, 2023

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

Barker French’63, Alumni Representative, 2023

Duke Student Government
Devan Desai, 2023

Graduate and Professional Student Government
Nitin Luthra, 2023

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), 2023
Ashleigh Rosette (Fuqua School of Business), 2024
Karin Shapiro (History), 2025
Gustavo Silva (Biology), 2024
*Adrienne Stiff-Roberts (Pratt School), 2023
Kevin Thomas (School of Medicine), 2024
Norbert Wilson (Divinity School), 2024

*Harry Jones, Chair, Duke Black Alumni, 2023
Jarrett Nobles, Vice Chair, Duke Black Alumni, 2023

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
Christoph Guttentag, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions
*Kimberly Hewitt, Vice President for Institutional Equity and Chief Diversity Officer
Dawna Jones, Director of the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture
Jennifer Francis, Interim Provost
*Antwan Lofton, Interim Vice President of Human Resources
Mary Pat McMahon, Vice Provost/Vice President of Student Affairs
Gene Washington, Chancellor for Health Affairs
Candis Watts Smith, Interim Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education

Black Graduate and Professional Student Association
*Joshua Crittenden, (President) 2023
Adrienne Jones, 2023
Antonia Bruce, 2023
Lillian Ekem, 2023

Black Student Alliance
*Isaiah Hamilton, (President) 2023
Avery Smedley, 2023
Elasia Campbell, 2023
Kansi Udochukwu, 2023

Duke Student Government
Lana Gesinksy, (President) 2023
Bianca Ingram, 2023
TBD, 2023

Graduate and Professional Student Government
Brandon Le, (President) 2023
Ahliyah Sanford, 2023
Chidinma Madu, 2023

National Pan-Hellenic Council
Victor Clifton, (President) 2023

National Society of Black Engineers
Jada Hinds, (President) 2023

Reginaldo Howard Scholars

Sydney Hunt, 2023
Drew Greene, 2023

The Bouchet Society
Ashleigh Rawls, (President) 2023

**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 Appendix A of The Duke Community Standard in Practice .

Darrell Miller (Law School), Chair, 2023
Lisa Gennetian (Sanford School of Public Policy), 2023
Sara Greene (Law School), 2023
Lisa Keister (Sociology Department), 2023
Justin Wright (Biology Department), 2023

Martin P. Smith, Dean of Academic Affairs of Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, 2023

Students (2 representatives from each school)

Allied Health:
Maria Hamilton
Jordan Jaklic

Victoria Blount
Alan Potter

Megan Carter-Stone
Ben Kessler

Graduate School:
Caleb Hazelwood
Shin-fung “Eric” Hung

Law School:
Sasha Kahn
Injee Hong

Nicholas School of the Environment:
Meech (Michelle) Carter
Madeline Bowers

Taylor McKechnie
Deekshit Bonathala Nagendra

Abdedaim Battioui
Jahdziah St. Julien

School of Medicine:
Marilyn Yamamoto
Joanne Tercy

School of Nursing:
Kierra Mitchell
Brittany Bungert

Undergraduate Conduct Board:
Ana Herndon
Paige Knudsen
Jada Purkett
Annie Feibel

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 makes recommendations to the President.

Lawrence Zelenak, Chair (Law School), 2024
Ayana Arce (Physics), 2024
Leslie Babinski (Sanford School), 2025
Kenneth Brown (Pratt School of Engineering), 2024
Patrick Charbonneau (Chemistry), 2025
Keisha Cutright, ECAC Rep (Fuqua School), 2025
Amy Herring (Statistical Science), 2025
Timur Kuran (Economics and Political Science), 2025
Gabriel Rosenberg, APC Chair (Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies), Indefinite
Betty Tong (School of Medicine), 2024

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

Ex Officio Members (with voting rights)
Vince Price, President
Jennifer Francis, Interim Provost
Gary Bennett, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Daniel Ennis, Executive Vice President
Jennifer Francis, Executive Vice Provost
Linda Franzoni, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Education, Pratt School
Scott Gibson, Executive Vice Dean, Administration, School of Medicine
Rachel Satterfield, Vice President, Finance
Gene Washington, Chancellor for Health Affairs
Erika Weinthal, Academic Council Chair

Bill Boulding (Fuqua School of Business), 2024
Toddi Steelman (Nicholas School of the Environment), 2024

Brandon Le, Graduate & Professional Student Government, 2023
Lana Gesinsky, Duke Student Government, 2023

Terms: 3 years for faculty, 1 year for students