Interim Vice President, Operations
Executive Director, Utilities & Engineering
As of April 2022, Russell Thompson is serving as the Interim Vice President of Operations for Duke University which includes oversight of Campus Police, Emergency Services, Internal Communications, Parking and Transportation Services, and Disability Management Services. In addition, as he has since 2007, Russell continues to serve as the Executive Director of Utilities & Engineering Services in the Facilities Management Department supporting both University and Medical Center facilities. He also manages FMD's Safety and Information Technology teams.
Prior to joining Duke, Russell had a 20 year career at Texas Instruments in Dallas serving as a facilities electrical engineer, project manager, and Central Utilities Manager for their Dallas campus. Russell holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Old Dominion University and a MBA from the University of Dallas.