Search Committee Announced for New Vice Provost/Vice President for Campus Life

Following the announcement that Larry Moneta will step down on June 30, 2019, Provost Sally Kornbluth has announced the initiation of a national search to identify a Vice Provost/Vice President for Campus Life. 

A search committee has been formed with Emily Bernhardt, Jerry G. and Patricia Crawford Hubbard Professor of Biology, as chair. 

Other members of the search committee include:

  • Steffen Bass, Physics
  • David Boyd, Duke Global Health Institute
  • John Brown, Music
  • Erica Field, Economics 
  • Christina Gibson-Davis, Sanford School of Public Policy
  • Rashmi Joglekar, Ph.D. Candidate, ITEHP
  • Mark Anthony Neal, African and African American Studies
  • Liliana Paredes, Romance Studies
  • Kristina Smith, Class of 2019 and President, Duke Student Government
  • Laurene Sperling, Vice Chair, Duke University Board of Trustees
  • Adrienne Stiff-Roberts, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Trey Walk, Class of 2019

Ex officio
Gary Bennett, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Kyle Cavanaugh, Vice President for Administration

The Vice Provost/Vice President for Campus Life will lead a large and complex student affairs organization responsible for residential and dining services, multiple student extracurricular organizations at both the undergraduate and graduate level, the career center, student wellness services, parent and family programs, and a variety of other student-directed services.   In addition, the Vice Provost/Vice President for Campus Life will play a central role in the formulation of student policies and programs, determine fiscal requirements, prepare budgetary recommendations, and provide counsel as the university makes strategic decisions that shape the undergraduate and graduate student experiences.

Qualified candidates will be a preeminent university citizen and a seasoned student affairs professional with 10 or more years of substantial experience/responsibilities in student affairs, preferably in a complex university setting.  A doctoral degree is strongly preferred, though not absolutely required. A detailed position description outlining the professional and personal qualities of ideal candidates can be found at

Duke University has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in the search.  All inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed in confidence to:

Ponneh Varho, Partner
Keight Tucker Kennedy, Managing Associate
Martens Roc, Senior Associate
1300 19th Street, NW Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036

Nominations and comments can be submitted on the search website: Electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged.