Kyle Cavanaugh


  • Consulted on HR and business issues for numerous universities and organizations across the U.S. and International locations.
  • Serves on the faculty of the National Association of College and University Business Officers, College Business Managers Institute.
  • Has held adjunct positions and presented extensively on various higher education business topics.
  • Holds a faculty position within Duke’s School of Medicine and teachers in the Maters in Clinical Leadership Program.

Kyle Cavanaugh is vice president for administration at Duke University, where he is responsible for human resources, security and police, emergency management, parking and transportation, and other administrative functions. Before coming to Duke, he held senior positions at the University of Florida, The University of Texas at Austin, Rice University and Vanderbilt University. Before entering the higher education field, he led health promotion and occupational health services at AT&T.

Cavanaugh earned his B.A in special, elementary and early childhood education from Tusculum College and holds three master's degrees -- in business administration from Belmont University, in health promotion and exercise science from Vanderbilt University, and in special education from the University of Illinois at Chicago.