James Kelley has been named the new Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON) Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations, a role which will prove crucial to the continuing success of educating tomorrow’s nursing leaders.
Kelley joins the School after nearly five years of leading the Hopkins School of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery as the Director of Development. During his tenure, he was successful in generating financial support for the Department, including significant philanthropic contributions to establish new endowed chairs and numerous mission-oriented gifts that addressed major areas of need.
“I look forward to working with Jamie to build the partnerships—throughout the School, the University, and with our current and future friends and donors. These partnerships will ensure we realize the philanthropic support essential to meeting our development priorities,” says School of Nursing Dean Martha Hill, PhD, RN.
Kelley’s early focus at the School of Nursing will be to advance its three critical and strategic development priorities: increasing the level of financial aid to students, securing funding for the School of Nursing’s new building addition, and supporting the work of the School’s mission-driven centers and projects.
“The opportunity to lead the development and alumni team at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing is truly an honor,” says Kelley. “I am most excited to match the priorities of the School’s needs with the charitable giving interests of our philanthropic partners and to continue the excellence for which the school is known.”
Prior to working with Hopkins, Kelley held development roles at the University of Maryland Medical System Foundation, the Maryland Historical Society, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. He is a graduate of The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University and plays drums in many popular groups in the Baltimore area. He also uses his development expertise to benefit the community. He is an active volunteer and fund raiser in his South Baltimore community and was instrumental in creating not only a dog park in central Baltimore, but also in helping formulate policies that opened more park-like areas to city dogs.