Associate Vice President & Executive Director
Office: Alumni Relations & Annual Giving
Named by Legacy Magazine Miami as one of South Florida’s 50 most powerful, influential black professionals, Duane is an experienced higher education and non-profit advancement professional with an extensive background in the areas of alumni relations and annual giving.
Duane is responsible for engaging FIU's dynamic alumni community and realizing the University's strategic vision for alumni affinity. His position provides direction and oversight for all aspects of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving, in partnership with the University President, University Advancement leadership and leading alumni volunteers.
Duane brings over 20 years of experience to the advancement profession having worked for the University of Nebraska Alumni Association, Inc. and University of Florida Alumni Association, Inc. He joined the FIU Alumni Association staff on December 1, 2003.
He’s the recipient of two Council For Advancement And Support Of Education (CASE) awards for alumni programming, he served as a distinguished faculty presenter at a National CASE Conference, a former Forman Fellow of the Council of Alumni Association Executives and graduate of the High Potential Leaders Class of 2011 from Florida International University. He’s served as a faculty guest presenter at the University of West Indies Annual Volunteer Leadership Retreat, has volunteered as a distinguished judge for CASE District III awards, and presented at several CASE District III professional leadership conferences.
As a former football player for the Nebraska Cornhuskers, Duane understands what it means to work hard, persevere, and chart the course. Duane earned his bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1994.