Deputy Chief Administrator
The Deputy Chief Administrator to the Vice President for Durham and Community Affairs advises, supports, coordinates and collaborates on initiatives for the Vice President. The Deputy Chief is responsible for the central coordination of all functions and activities of the Office working with the Vice President and the senior staff. In collaboration with the senior staff, Sam will provide strategic and timely counsel and guidance to the Vice President and senior staff to ensure success in the overall management of Office operations. This role will manage critical priorities, program management and development on behalf of the Vice President.
Sam was Assistant Vice President of the Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership (DDNP) from 2016-2020. Prior to that, he was director of DDNP for 10 years. Sam came to Duke and Durham in August of 1999 from South Carolina, where he served for 28 years in full-time church administration. With a Doctorate in Theology, Sam is an adjunct member of the Religious Studies Department and the Program in Education. He