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.