Duke Leadership Academy Scholars Profile

Gina Vizvary

Gina Vizvary

Title: Director, Development Communications & Donor Relations
Senior Management Area: Alumni Engagement and Development
Class Year: 2023

Gina is passionate about building programs that forge
lasting partnerships between stakeholders and their
organizations. Over the span of her career, her work
brought her in frequent collaboration with university
presidential staff, deans, faculty, advisory councils,
philanthropic partners, and students. Her career includes
roles at Northwestern University, University of Chicago,
Michigan State University, George Mason University, and
Duke University. She has also served as a Senior
Advancement Specialist for a consulting company.

Gina currently leads a team that oversees Duke-wide
stewardship programs, and regularly partners with
colleagues across campus and the Health System to align
practices and shop new strategies. She also serves on the
Engagement Leadership Team, a group appointed by the Vice
President to assist with staffing needs, organizational
change, and to manage cross-functional teams.

Gina earned her doctoral degree from Michigan State
University's Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education, and
her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University
of Chicago.