Sally Kornbluth’s Tenure as Provost at Duke University Extended for Five Years

Sally Kornbluth has been reappointed to a second five-year term as provost at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. She became provost on July 1, 2014. Earlier, she had served as the James B. Duke Professor of pharmacology and cancer biology and the vice dean for basic science at the Duke School of Medicine.

In announcing the extension of Dr. Kornbluth’s term as provost, Vincent Price, president of Duke University, stated that “Sally has proven to be a transformative leader as Duke’s chief academic officer over the past four years. She guided the development of a new academic strategic plan that engaged faculty from across the university and is already demonstrating important outcomes in our educational and research endeavors. She led many of our schools, centers and institutes through important leadership transitions. She has been a tireless advocate for faculty excellence, advancement and diversity. She has overseen the launch of an exciting new undergraduate program at Duke Kunshan University. And she has elevated our commitment to the student experience, both in the classroom and beyond.”

Professor Kornbluth joined the Duke University faculty in 1994. She is a graduate of Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, where she majored in political science. She received a bachelor’s degree in genetics at Cambridge University in England and earned a Ph.D. in molecular oncology from Rockefeller University in New York.

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