The three graduate Young Trustee finalists were announced Sunday night. The graduate and professional student council will elect the candidates at the next GPSC meeting Feb. 9.
Adrienne Clough, second-year graduate student in the Fuqua Health Sector Management program
Involvement: Co-Chair and Executive Fellow for Fuqua Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series, co-launched alumni mentorship program for HSM students, coordinating recruitment across graduate schools
What do you hope to accomplish if you are elected Young Trustee? “My goals are to increase cooperation among Duke’s graduate programs, to make the Duke graduate schools top-tier recruitment pools by enhancing career-building opportunities, and to provide greater transparency for the University’s decisions.”
Alethea Duncan, fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in chemistry
Involvement: Graduate and Professional Student Council president, President’s Council on Black Affairs, Board of Trustees Representative on Institutional Advancement Committee
What do you hope to accomplish if you are elected Young Trustee? “If selected as Young Trustee I hope bring my views and experiences—including my experiences as a graduate student—to the work done by the Board, while representing the University as a whole.”
Jeremy Block, seventh-year Ph.D. candidate in biochemistry
Involvement: Graduate and Professional Student Council Strategic Planning Committee chair, Duke University Health Systems Institutional Review Board Member, Liaison to Duke University Police Department, Duke University Alumni Assocation: Alumni Interviewer for Duke applicants.
What do you hope to accomplish if you are elected Young Trustee? “Overall, I believe the goal of the young trustee for the graduate and professional schools is to continue the strong tradition of developing academic and professional leaders from Duke by working arm-in-arm with other members of the board and the broader Duke community to develop creative solutions to problems, identify exciting new areas where the university can go, and provide the foundation for using knowledge in service of society.”
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