Tim Walsh

Vice President, Finance

As Vice President for Finance, Tim Walsh oversees accounting, reporting and financial functions, including the treasury, budgeting, procurement, real estate, stores and licensing, administrative systems, research costing and compliance, auxiliaries finance and controller’s functions. He assumed this role in 2011.


For the previous six years, Walsh served as Duke’s assistant vice president of finance and controller. He led the analysis efforts for the Duke Administrative Reform Team (DART), which identified ways for Duke to save more than $60 million annually in the two fiscal years following the 2008 global economic slowdown.


Before joining Duke, Walsh held a series of finance positions that included administrative roles at Tulane University and the University of Notre Dame and consulting work at 10 major research universities, including Vanderbilt University, Emory University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Walsh earned his bachelor’s of business administration degree from Notre Dame and a masters of business administration from the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business.

Academic Leadership

Dean, School of Medicine
Dean, Fuqua School of Business
Dean of the Graduate School/Vice Provost for Graduate Education
Dean, Nicholas School of the Environment
Dean, School of Nursing & Vice Chancellor for Nursing Affairs
Dean, Divinity School
Dean, Pratt School of Engineering
Dean, Sanford School of Public Policy
Dean, School of Law
Dean of Arts and Sciences
Dean and Vice Provost, Undergraduate Education
Vice Provost, Faculty Diversity and Faculty Development
Vice Provost for Library Affairs
Vice Provost for the Arts
Executive Vice Provost for Finance and Administration
Vice President and Vice Provost, Global Strategy and Programs
Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies
Vice Provost for Duke Kunshan University and China Initiatives
Vice Provost and Director, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative
Vice Provost for Research
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

University Administration

Vice President and General Counsel
Vice President, Administration
Vice President, Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
Vice President, Student Affairs
Vice President, Facilities
Vice President, Office for Institutional Equity
Vice President and University Secretary
Vice President, Public Affairs and Government Relations
Vice President, Alumni Affairs and Development
Vice President, Finance
Vice President and Director of Athletics
Vice President, Durham and Regional Affairs
President, DUMAC