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Robert Coffey

Executive Director of Dining Services

Robert joined Duke University/Duke Dining in 2012 and oversaw major program transformations and renovations. Duke Dining has received numerous national awards and is recognized as one of the most innovative, dynamic, and cutting-edge collegiate dining programs in the country. Duke Dining is a self-operated dining program with over 50 dining locations that include 34 on-campus locations, Merchants-on-Points (MOPs-off-campus restaurants that deliver), and food trucks. A community-driven, sustainable, award-winning program, Duke Dining provides opportunities for culinary education and engagement with access to cooking classes, chef demos, nutrition and wellness events and special themed dinners throughout the academic year. Our goal is to provide a fresh-thinking, world-class experience, while nourishing the bodies and minds of the Duke community so they are prepared to reach their highest potential.

Robert has held Director positions at multiple universities on the East Coast including:
• University of South Carolina
• Virginia Tech University
• Greensboro College
• UNC Greensboro

When not at work Robert enjoys spending time outdoors with his grill, yard chores and exercising.