April 25, 2011

School of Medicine Names New VP for Medical Development and Vice Dean for External Affairs

Carol Moss
Carol Moss

Carol L. Moss has been appointed vice president for medical development and vice dean for external affairs at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Moss, vice chancellor for development and alumni relations at the University of California, San Francisco, will join Case Western Reserve School of Medicine on June 1.

In her new position, Moss will provide the strategic leadership for, and development of, a comprehensive and global development program with the goal of increasing philanthropy and alumni engagement with the School of Medicine. This role oversees principal and major gifts, annual giving, foundation relations, corporate relations, alumni relations, special events and external affairs. 

“Carol is the ideal person for this job,” said Dean Pamela B. Davis. “She has an outstanding philanthropic track record and she has the expertise to drive our fundraising efforts to success. I’m looking forward to having Carol as a part of our team and aid in our mission to improve human health through research and education.”

As vice president/vice dean, Moss will be part of the University Relations and Development senior leadership team. She will be responsible for the development and execution of a national strategy for external relations for the School of Medicine in alignment with the overarching strategies of the university’s Division of University Relations and Development.

“I look forward to returning to the place I consider home, Cleveland, and being part of a nationally ranked school and university with outstanding leadership, research, and commitment to the community. This is a great opportunity to again work with colleagues who share a common passion for Case Western Reserve and are committed to working as a team to advance our mission,” Moss said.

As vice chancellor for development and alumni relations at the University of California, San Francisco, Moss was responsible for the institution’s alumni relations and philanthropic support including the UCSF Medical Center and the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. In this role she was also the vice president of the UCSF Foundation. Under Carol’s leadership, UCSF is positioned to achieve a record-setting year in philanthropy.

Prior to this position, Moss was chairman and vice chairman of the division of institutional relations and development at Cleveland Clinic. In this position, she directed fundraising programs to support capital campaign projects, medical education, patient care and research activities for the main campus, regional operations and national and international outreach programs. During Moss’s tenure with Cleveland Clinic, its private support nearly doubled to $183 million in 2008.

“I have been fortunate to work with Carol over many years. This is not only a homecoming for us, it is an opportunity for her to be part of a senior leadership team at a nationally ranked institution,” said Bruce Loessin, senior vice president for university relations and development. “We are really pleased to have the opportunity to have Carol direct our medical development enterprise under the outstanding leadership of Dean Pamela Davis.”

Moss earned her bachelor’s degree from Slippery Rock University and her master’s degree from Ohio University.

Posted by: Emily Mayock, April 25, 2011 09:12 AM | News Topics: School of Medicine

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