Lynn Miles will become the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) senior associate dean for Development and Alumni Relations, effective Oct. 1.
As former assistant vice president for resources, director of the Leadership Gift Program, and most recently, acting vice president for resources at Wellesley College, Miles’ distinguished career in development includes playing a key role in designing and executing a highly successful campaign that raised $472.3 million — a record for liberal arts colleges.
“We are fortunate to have recruited someone of Lynn’s caliber to lead our strong team in Development and Alumni Relations, which will play an integral role in our exciting plans for the School’s future,” said HGSE dean and Gerald S. Lesser Professor in Early Childhood Development Kathleen McCartney. “Lynn’s colleagues have praised her management and leadership style as well as her fundraising expertise, particularly in the area of campaign planning and execution. I have been struck by her intellect, her warmth, and her quick ability to understand the mission, goals, and dreams of HGSE. I am looking forward to working with her to turn our vision into reality.”
At the School, Miles will oversee major gifts, alumni relations, development, information services, the annual fund, and all development communications. Previously, Miles has also worked as director of major gifts for New England Medical Center and as director of development for the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. She earned her B.A. in psychology from the University of Michigan and a professional designation in public relations from UCLA.