Lisa Duke is the Senior Director for Strategic Alliances & Partnerships for the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University. In this role, Lisa focuses on building collaborative community and business partnerships that will lead to additional revenues, enhanced program/service offerings, greater communication and greater brand awareness around the programs, initiatives and personnel in the Coles College.
She is responsible for developing and growing strategic partnerships locally, regionally and nationally. Lisa works closely with the external relations arm within the College to leverage the market position of the Coles College of Business as a uniquely innovative brand, collaborating and synergizing with other brands to create awareness and providing partners with meaningful ways to engage in College programming. Partnerships are a priority of the Coles College of Business and Lisa is charged with assisting in the management of the College’s key relationships.
Prior to joining KSU, Lisa worked in the governmental and non-profit sectors, including the Department of Veteran’s Affairs and Boy Scouts of America. Civically, Lisa is a member of Women in Defense, the International Women’s Leadership Association, the National Association of Professional Women and Alpha Kappa Psi. She is actively engaged with the Association of Strategic Partnerships and Alliances and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. Additionally, she is a charter member of the Kennesaw Kiwanis Club.
On a more personal note, Lisa, her husband, Andy, and son, Alex, live in Marietta. They enjoy hiking, boating, reading and traveling.
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