Charles Duke served as the fourth director of the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary, from 1941 to 1946, after the resignation of William T. Hodges. A Norfolk native and graduate of William & Mary in 1923, Duke served as the bursar at the Williamsburg campus while serving as director in Norfolk. Two of his greatest achievements while director include the reorganization of the Evening College as a separate unit, and navigating the division through World War II. The later involved offering war training classes for women to help keep the division open. After serving as both director of the division and bursar at William & Mary became too much, Duke stepped down as director in 1946 and suggested the appointment of Lewis W. Webb, Jr., associate director, to lead the division.
- Sweeney, Dr. James R., Old Dominion University: A Half-Century of Service, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Va., 1980.
- Oral History Interview with Lewis W. Webb, Jr., Parts 1 and 2, Oral Histories in the Perry Library, Old Dominion University Libraries Digital Collections.
- ODU Photographic Collection, Old Dominion University Libraries Digital Collections.