Duke Leadership Academy Scholars Profile

Richard Outten

Richard Outten

Title: Director, IT
Senior Management Area: Office of Information Technology
Class Year: 2023

Richard Outten is the director of the Enterprise Web and
Mobile team within Duke's Office of Information
Technology (OIT). He is responsible for overseeing Duke
Web Services and the Applications Development Team. These
teams are responsible for services like Sites@Duke
Express, Sites@Duke Pro, Trinity Distribution, Alumni
Network and Scholars@Duke. With the variety of projects,
he stresses the importance of team collaboration,
mentoring and development of people to address the
diverse challenges that are needed.

Richard started at Duke as a application developer in OIT
before moving to team lead and then becoming a manager.
He was also the proud recipient of Duke's Presidential
Award 2015 in the managerial category.

Richard holds a M.S. in Software Engineering and a B.S.
in Aerospace Engineering both from Embry-Riddle
Aeronautical University.