Remembering Duke President Emeritus Keith Brodie

Today we were saddened to learn of the death of H. Keith H. Brodie, President Emeritus of Duke University. Keith Brodie served as president from 1985 to 1993. Prior to his presidency, he served as chair of the Department of Psychiatry, director of Psychiatric Services, and chancellor of the university. Outside of his positions at Duke, he served as the president of the American Psychiatric Association. He also authored Keeping An Open Door: Passages in a University Presidency (1996).

“The initiatives Keith championed became signature qualities of Duke and remain part of our university’s values today, including an emphasis on interdisciplinary scholarship, investments in medical research, and a commitment to a diverse and inclusive faculty and student body,” wrote President Richard Brodhead in an email to Duke staff today.

Our sincerest condolences go out to Keith Brodie’s family, friends, and colleagues, as well as the Duke community.

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