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Daniel Ennis named new executive vice president, will succeed Tallman Trask

Duke named Daniel Ennis the next executive vice president Friday, to replace current EVP Tallman Trask when Trask steps down from the role later this year.

Ennis has served as senior vice president for administration and finance at Johns Hopkins University since 2010, overseeing the university’s budget, finance, treasury and investments, as well as the operations and finances of the university’s school of medicine and Johns Hopkins Medicine. 

In a Friday email to the Duke community announcing the selection, President Price wrote that Ennis will be a “visionary and transformative leader” for Duke. 

“He brings extraordinarily strong experience at a great research university and a great medical school, along with a deep commitment to the core values that are so important to us,” Price wrote.

Ennis will begin the role and replace Trask Dec. 1 following an extension of Trask’s tenure as the University navigated through the COVID-19 pandemic. President Price wrote in his Friday email that Trask will continue serving as an advisor to the university in the future.

Ennis was selected by a search committee chaired by Bill Boulding, dean of the Fuqua School of Business. Two students were added to the committee last year, less than two weeks after The Chronicle highlighted the absence of students from its original roster.

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