Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer

Antwan Lofton, Ed D, SPHR was appointed as Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer at Duke on March 1, 2023. In this role, Lofton supports a culture where Human Resources is accessible to Duke's greatest asset - its people.

Lofton joined Duke in 2017 as the assistant vice president for Staff & Labor Relations and Staff & Family Programs. He became interim vice president for Human Resources in April 2022 before being appointed to the position full time.

He leads the development and implementation of effective human resource services and policies that support the strategic priorities of the University and Health System.  In addition to ensuring compliance with regulatory and legal requirements, he oversees all benefit plan designs and administration which include the Healthcare Plan Steering Committee, with health plan administration for more than 75,000 covered lives. He provides leadership to continue to implement innovative human capital management strategies to recruit and retain a diverse workforce in an increasingly competitive market for talent. This includes leadership in the following areas: Talent acquisition and retention, Compensation and Benefits, Staff and Labor Relations, Learning and Organizational Development and HR trends, metrics, and budget.

Lofton has worked in human resources for more than 20 years in education and healthcare.