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University of Maryland School of Nursing Announces New Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations

December 17, 2007

hankinsBaltimore, Md. — The University of Maryland School of Nursing has named Laurette Hankins as Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations. As the School of Nursing's chief fundraising officer, Hankins will be responsible for planning and implementing a comprehensive development program, including capital campaigns, major gifts, planned giving, and annual gifts. She will also oversee the alumni relations program for the School's 16,000 alumni.

A native of Annapolis, Md., and a graduate of Duke University, Hankins has an extensive background in development. She most recently served for 5-1/2 years as Director of Development for the Wilmer Eye Institute of Johns Hopkins Medicine, raising more than $150 million, doubling the amount raised in the previous five-year period. Hankins spent the remainder of her 22-year development career at Johns Hopkins' Peabody Institute, Fordham University, The Metropolitan Opera, Severn School, and Towson University.

“Ms. Hankins brings a wealth of experience to this position,” says Janet D. Allan, PhD, RN, CS, FAAN, dean of the School of Nursing. “This experience, along with her leadership skills, will be invaluable as the School enters a five-year, $30 million capital campaign.”