Associate Vice President, Facilities and Land Management - Kit Duke
Facilities and Land Management
University of Alaska
1815 Bragaw St. Suite 101
Anchorage, AK 99508
Kit Duke was appointed to the AVP Facilities position in October 2008, and subsequently appointed to the AVP Facilities and Land Management position by President Gamble in November 2011. Duke provides oversight for UA’s facilities and land management policy and operational responsibilities. She works collaboratively with the academic MAUs and their community college campuses, and with vice presidents, chancellors and other executive officers. This position initiates strategic planning for system infrastructure, monitors capital projects, develops system policies for facilities and land management activities, oversees development of the UA long-range capital plan and conducts project reviews before projects are transmitted for the President’s or Regents’ approval. In addition, this position manages the office with responsibility to earn revenues from the university’s land grant properties in support of the university system education mission.
Duke has over forty years of experience working in the construction industry, with a strong focus on asset management for public buildings and transportation facilities. Prior to coming to UA, Duke spent 15 years with the Alaska Court System as facilities director. She has also been an architect in private sector employment and Central Region Director for the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities.
Duke has received a Bachelor of Architecture, Professional Registration in Alaska and Michigan (ret.), and holds certification from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. Her professional interests include leadership, team building and improving the quality of the built environment.
Married for over 40 years to Rhonald Duke, a lifelong Alaskan, she has three adult children and four grandchildren, all living in Alaska. Duke enjoys spending time with family, knitting, gardening, volunteer work for her church, helping people design renovations to improve their homes, and reading a good book.