André LeDuc’s focus in both his career and his academic research is on the development of community and organizational resilience. Mr. LeDuc is the University of Oregon's first Chief Resilience Officer and Associate Vice President for Safety and Risk Services. Safety and Risk Services provides leadership, expertise, and guidance to the UO community on risk management and insurance, public safety, environmental health and safety, fire code compliance, emergency management and continuity, and campus mapping and geographic information services. Mr. LeDuc is a member of the President's Senior Leadership Team and chairs the University’s Strategic Enterprise Risk Management Committee. As such, he and is responsible for facilitating enterprise risk management for the University. Mr. LeDuc established the first All-Hazard Higher Education Incident Management Team for the University and serves as an All-Hazard Type III Incident Commander for the team.
Prior to working as a senior administrator for the University of Oregon, Mr. LeDuc served as the founding and executive director of the Oregon Partnership for Disaster Resilience (OPDR), an applied research center and coalition of public, private, and professional organizations working toward the mission of creating a disaster resilient state. OPDR is nationally recognized by the Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) and Public Entity Risk Institute (PERI). In 2005, Mr. Le Duc established the National Disaster Resilient Universities (DRU) Network, which has over 2400 members covering an estimated 900 higher education institutions.
Mr. LeDuc holds an MS in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Oregon and BS in both Geography and Environmental Policy and Planning from the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay. He is also a graduate of the Department of Homeland Security FEMA National Emergency Management Executive Academy Cohort-1.