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School of Nursing Appoints New Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations

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Posted: 6/24/2002

Deborah Wells has been appointed Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations at The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, effective July 1, 2002.

Wells is currently a Senior Director of Development and Associate Campaign Director at Johns Hopkins University, where she supervises the fundraising efforts of the Bioethics Institute, the Center for Talented Youth, the Institute for Policy Studies, and the Johns Hopkins Press. She has also served as Acting Associate Dean of Development for the School of Nursing for the past several months.

“As we embark on a major capital campaign, I know Debbye will guide us in ways that helps us achieve our goals,” says Martha N. Hill, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean-elect of the School of Nursing. “The School has a mission to provide a stellar academic experience for the very best students, even those who may not be able to afford it; to lay the foundation for nurses to conduct groundbreaking research; and to set the highest standard for clinical practice. Debbye not only understands our mission; she is excited about it.”

Wells has worked in higher education development for more than 15 years. Before coming to Johns Hopkins, she worked for six years as Director of Development for Principal Gifts at the University of South Carolina, where she was responsible for securing gifts of $1 million and above. She has also held development positions at the University of Kentucky, University of Maryland College Park, and the University of Cincinnati Foundation.

“I am pleased to join the staff of Hopkins Nursing and look forward to working with Dean Hill and the wonderful alumni and volunteers of the School,” says Debbye Wells. “The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing stands poised to build upon a long history of support and commitment that will assure its place as one of the top nursing schools in not only the nation, but the world.”