December 1, 2014

A seasoned development professional joins the Gillings School


Crystal Hinson Miller

Crystal Hinson Miller (Photo by Brian Strickland)

Crystal Hinson Miller, MA, is the Gillings School’s new associate dean for advancement, effective Sept. 1.

Miller most recently was vice president for children’s programs at The Medical Foundation of North Carolina Inc., part of the UNC Health Care System and UNC Medical School.

As lead development and communications officer for UNC Children’s Hospital since 2005, Miller managed all aspects of fundraising, donor and volunteer relations, board management, development strategic planning and communications related to the  hospital and to the School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics.

During fiscal year 2014, she was credited with a 26 percent increase in private gift commitments and with increasing unrestricted gifts threefold.

“We are thrilled to have Crystal join us,” says Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, dean of the Gillings School. “She is a seasoned development professional, with a great track record, who brings tremendous energy, experience, drive and commitment to our goals and values.”

A native North Carolinian, Miller received a bachelor’s degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and a master’s degree, with honors, from Appalachian State University. She succeeds Sandy Moulton, JD, MPH, interim associate dean for advancement, in the position last permanently held by Peggy Dean Glenn.

—Linda Kastleman

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