As a Speaker & Transformational Thought Leader, Dr. Duke has held numerous speaking engagements nationally and throughout the Southern California region, including at Association of California Community College Administrators (ACCCA), the Annual Conference of the National Community College Hispanic Council (NCCHC), and the Annual Conference of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). He is the author of a children’s book geared towards black boys and fathers and of a riveting memoir detailing triumph over tragedy. Dr. Duke is a life member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated. A relentless optimist, Dr. Duke believes there is no failure, only feedback. More than anything, he desires to help people win, and believes in the power of trust, honesty, and relationship building to lead to successful outcomes in personal and business life. He is a proud father and active member in his community.