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Bond to Join Sanford School in Lead Fundraising Role

May 23, 2018

Joshua Bond, an experienced higher education development professional, will join the Duke Sanford School of Public Policy as associate dean for development and alumni relations, incoming Dean Judith Kelley announced today.

“Josh brings a depth of professional experience and results from nearly two decades around Duke,” Kelley said.

“The search process, led by Duke Associate Vice President for Development Stephen Bayer, turned up an amazing pool of candidates,” Kelley said. “Josh stood out as someone who cares deeply about people and building relationships. I am confident that he will be a crucial addition to our leadership team and to our school as a whole.”

Bond has served as director of development at the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) since 2008. In this role, he designed and implemented the Institute’s fundraising program and established the Institute’s board of advisors. At the conclusion of Duke Forward, Duke University’s most recent comprehensive campaign, DGHI had far surpassed its original goal of $32.5 million, raising just over $60 million to support faculty, students and international partnerships. 

DGHI Director Dr. Chris Plowe praised Bond’s “incredible track record of accomplishment.”

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    Joshua Bond has served as director of development at the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) since 2008. Matt Cullinan, chair of the Sanford School Board of Visitors, said of Bond's appointment to Sanford, “I am delighted to welcome Josh to the Sanford community. We look forward to working with him in the time ahead to help Sanford continue and enhance its role as one of the leading public policy schools in the world.”

“I have been deeply impressed by the depth of his knowledge about global health and DGHI, his enthusiasm and genuine passion for the work we do, and his ability to think strategically and communicate effectively,” Plowe said.

Matt Cullinan, chair of the Sanford School Board of Visitors, said, “I am delighted to welcome Josh to the Sanford community. We look forward to working with him in the time ahead to help Sanford continue and enhance its role as one of the leading public policy schools in the world.”

Prior to joining DGHI, Josh was director of development at The National Humanities Center. Previously, he held senior development positions at the Fuqua School of Business -- including director of development, director of major gifts and interim associate dean -- and at the University of Virginia’s College of Arts & Sciences and Darden School of Business.

He began his career at his alma mater, SUNY-Binghamton, where he earned a B.A. in literature and rhetoric. He earned his M.A. in liberal studies at Duke.

“I am excited to join Dean Kelley and the impressive faculty, students, alumni and staff at the Sanford School of Public Policy,” Bond said. “I look forward to working with the talented team in development and alumni relations to strengthen the alumni network and build on the school’s fundraising success.”

Bond is an avid open water swimmer and enjoys spending free time in the mountains of North Carolina with his family. He will start work on June 25 and will lead a team of five advancement professionals at the Sanford School.