Leadership

Board of Visitors & Administration

Fuqua has a Board of Visitors that advises the school on all matters related to curriculum, programs, facilities, and operations while continuing to promote better communication and relationships within the business community. Board members directly impact the success of the school by serving on active subcommittees and facilitating relationships with key business and government entities in regions around the world.

Bill Boulding assumed responsibilities as Dean of The Fuqua School of Business in August 2011, after serving as Deputy Dean. In addition to Dean Boulding, a number of associate deans are responsible for different functional areas of the school.

The administration carries out the strategic priorities defined by the Board of Visitors and pursues the goals articulated by Dean Bill Boulding.

The Father of Fuqua

The Fuqua School of Business is named for J.B. Fuqua, born in 1918 and raised by his grandparents on a tobacco farm in Prince Edward County, Virginia. Fuqua began his relationship with Duke University as a teenage student, when he borrowed books by mail from the Duke library. Fuqua never went to college. 

Among his many accomplishments, he is best known as the founder and chairman of Fuqua Industries, Inc., an Atlanta-based Fortune 500 company. The small brick manufacturing company grew to become a multi-billion-dollar conglomerate of business holdings. Fuqua's cumulative giving to Duke totaled nearly $40 million, establishing him as one of Duke's largest individual benefactors. 

J.B. Fuqua died on April 5, 2006, at the age of 87.