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Medearis to Retire as VP of Duke Health Development and Alumni Affairs
After 29 years of service to Duke, Ellen Medearis, vice president of Duke Health Development and Alumni Affairs, will retire effective January 5, 2024.
Since Medearis assumed the role of vice president in 2011, the Duke Health Development and Alumni Affairs office has grown, as has its impact on the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing, and Duke University Health System. Under her decade-plus as vice president, the Duke Health development team has secured $1.3 billion in philanthropic support.
Medearis joined the Duke University School of Medicine Development Office in 1994, then served in the University Development Office from 1996-2010. During that time, she established the university’s first comprehensive $1 million-plus gift program.
Duke Health will conduct a national search for Medearis’s successor in this pivotal role and will engage a search firm to begin work immediately.
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