Kyle Cavanaugh

Vice President, Administration

Kyle Cavanaugh is Vice President of Administration with strategic responsibilities in the areas of benefits, retirement, workers’ compensation, staffing, labor and employee relations, human resources information center, temporary staffing, employee health, compensation, learning and organization development and employee communication. Kyle also serves as the university’s Emergency Coordinator. In 2010, he assumed leadership for Disability Management and Duke Police.

Prior to coming to Duke, Kyle held the position of Senior Vice President for Administration at the University of Florida with responsibilities for Human Resources, CFO, Business Affairs, Police and Safety, Information Technology, and Internal Audit. Before assuming the role at Florida, he held senior positions at the University of Texas at Austin, Rice University and Vanderbilt University and Medical Center.

Kyle is an active member of the National Association of College and University Business Officers, CUPA-HR (Colleges & University Professional Association for Human Resources) and has been a frequent speaker at national conferences. He holds an M.B.A from Belmont University along with masters degrees from Vanderbilt and the University of Illinois, Chicago. His undergraduate degree is from Tusculum College.