Matt Hutter Named Assistant Vice President of Development, Duke Science & Technology

Matt Hutter, longtime fundraiser and lead development officer for the University of Oregon’s presidential science initiative, will be Duke’s first assistant vice president of development for Duke Science & Technology, Vice President Dave Kennedy announced Monday.

Matt Hutter, Duke’s new assistant vice president of development for Duke Science & Technology

“We are excited to welcome Matt Hutter to the development team and to Duke,” Kennedy said. “He is an accomplished and well-respected fundraiser with deep experience working with researchers and faculty to translate scientific and technological concepts into philanthropic objectives. We know Matt will be a great partner as Duke launches its first concerted effort dedicated to developing excellence in science and technology.”

Hutter currently serves as the lead fundraiser for Oregon’s $250 million initiative focused on microbiome science, neuroscience, material science and data science. Hutter also oversees fundraising for the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact at UO, which focuses on bioengineering and fosters collaboration with Oregon Health & Science University and Oregon State University. As executive director of strategic initiatives, Hutter also oversees UO’s corporate relations and foundation relations teams.

“I have long admired Duke and am thrilled to join Dave Kennedy’s leadership team at this important time in the university’s history,” said Hutter. “I look forward to working with an exceptional team of development colleagues, many of whom I have come to know and admire as peers.”

Hutter will be moving to the Triangle with wife Megan and two children, Dane and Luke. His first day will be October 28.

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