Moyer to Steer Whiting School to $50 Million Initiative Goal By Ken Keatley Michael D. Moyer, director of regional development for the School of Arts and Sciences since 1990, has been named director of development and alumni relations for the Whiting School of Engineering. He replaces Stephen Dare, who left Hopkins to become director of development for endowment and capital programs at Boston College. A 1979 graduate of Michigan's Kalamazoo College with a bachelor of arts degree in English, Moyer, 37, also graduated in 1991 from Hopkins' School of Continuing Studies with a master of liberal arts degree. He has worked in institutional advancement at Hopkins since 1981, spending eight years on the annual fund staff before becoming a major gifts officer in 1989. "I'm very pleased to be working with Dean Don Giddens and helping implement his vision for the Whiting School of Engineering," Moyer said. Moyer's first challenge will be to steer the school's participation in the Johns Hopkins Initiative. The school has set a fund-raising goal of $50 million--targeted for additional professorships, student support, modernizing infrastructure and new academic programs--for its campaign, titled "Designing for Technological Leadership." "To continue our advancement into the top tier of engineering schools, it is vital to have a significant endowment," Moyer said. "With these challenges come opportunities. It's an exciting time."
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