In addition to the 37 trustees, the Board has four observers. These are selected by the Undergraduate Student body, the Graduate and Professional Student Council, the Duke Alumni Association, and The Duke Endowment.

Duke University Trustee Observers as of July 1, 2021

Doha Ali

Rhett N. Mabry (President, The Duke Endowment, Charlotte, NC)

Gerardo A. Párraga 

Vikas J. Patel (President-Elect, Duke Alumni Association)