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Assoc. Dean for Development, Alumni Sees Winner in Nursing


Scott Greatorex, a member of the Johns Hopkins University community since 2008, has joined the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing as associate dean for development and alumni relations. In this role, he will be responsible for fundraising, alumni relations, and overall development strategy.

Greatorex joined Johns Hopkins in 2008 as a major gift officer on the Regional and International Programs team. In 2011, he was appointed director of development for the Regional Major Gifts Program – a team that raised on average $8 million-plus and conducted well over 600 visits every fiscal year under his leadership.  

Prior to his work in development and alumni relations, Greatorex worked in undergraduate admissions, financial aid, graduate student recruitment and marketing, first at Goucher College and then at Loyola College (now Loyola University Maryland) from 1998 until his arrival at Johns Hopkins in 2008. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine and master’s degrees in liberal studies and business administration from Loyola.

“This is a compelling opportunity, both personally and professionally,” says Greatorex. “It’s a chance to continue building on the university’s reputation as a leader in global problem-solving and the vital role the School of Nursing plays in that process.”  

Greatorex, part of the implementation team for the university’s multiyear, multibillion-dollar Rising to the Challenge campaign, adds that he took notice of Dean Patricia Davidson’s arrival in 2013. “Out of the gate, she left an impression that she was an entrepreneur and very interested in promoting the importance of nursing as a profession that is so essential to the enterprise of healthcare. She is years ahead in her thinking. She wants to do big things in research, education, and collaboration. Promoting that vision as associate dean puts me right in the center of all the action here.”


Located in Baltimore, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is a globally-recognized leader in nursing education, research and practice and ranks #2 nationally among graduate schools of nursing and #6 for online programs, according to U.S. News & World Report. In addition, the school was named the “Most Innovative Nursing Graduate Program in the U.S.” by Best Master of Science in Nursing Degrees, and ranks #1 among nursing schools for Federal Research Grants and National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. For more information, visit www.nursing.jhu.edu.

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