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Tim Walsh, Vice President for Finance

Timothy W. Walsh - Vice President of Finance and Treasurer, Duke University

As Vice President of Finance and Treasurer, Tim Walsh oversees an array of financial and operational functions, including the treasury, accounting, reporting, budgeting, procurement, real estate, stores and licensing, administrative systems, research costing and compliance, auxiliaries finance, development accounting, postal operations, and controller's functions. He also serves as the primary administrative liaison to the Business and Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees. He assumed this role in 2011.

Prior to his current role, Walsh served as Duke's assistant vice president and controller, overseeing the largest division of central finance. Among other things, he led the analysis efforts for the Duke Administrative Reform Team (DART), which identified ways for Duke to save more than $80 million annually in the two fiscal years following the 2008 global economic slowdown; co-chaired efforts to streamline core financial and administrative processes that support the university's international activities; chaired the Research Administration Continuous Improvement (RACI) initiative, which promotes the efficient and effective administration of Duke's $1.1 billion research enterprise; and oversaw the implementation of monthly reporting processes that provide greater transparency of the university's comprehensive financial performance to executive administrators and trustees.

Before joining Duke in 2004, 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 MBA from the University of Virginia's Darden Graduate School of Business.

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