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Trustees Hold December Meeting, Continue Campaign Discussions

At its quarterly meeting, the Duke University Board of Trustees continued its year-long program of strategic engagement focused on Duke’s upcoming comprehensive fund-raising campaign. The program includes participation by students, faculty and administrators.

Friday’s meeting, which marked the second of the program’s four sessions, began with a discussion of how Duke Health leverages the Duke University Health System, the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing to create a world-class academic and health care enterprise.

In a discussion moderated by Dr. A. Eugene Washington, chancellor for health affairs, Dr. Craig Albanese, executive vice president and chief operating officer for DUHS; Dr. Mary E. Klotman, dean of the School of Medicine; and Dr. Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, dean of the School of Nursing, shared their missions and top fund-raising priorities for the campaign.

Leaders from Duke Alumni Engagement and Development then presented an update on campaign messaging and shared the overall campaign brand story. Judith Kelley, dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy; Jerry Lynch, Vinik Dean of the Pratt School of Engineering; and Edgardo Colón-Emeric, dean of the Divinity School, engaged in a series of sessions to further hone messaging related to core fund-raising priorities.

In other business, the board:

  • Elected Provost Sally Kornbluth as Provost Emerita, effective January 1, 2023;
  • Received an update on racial equity work at Duke;
  • Received an update on the Duke Science and Technology (DST) initiative; and
  • Approved recommendations from the board’s standing committees.