Carrie Pelzel, Senior Vice President for Advancement

Carrie PelzelPelzel, who has served in the Dartmouth administration for 13 years, oversaw the $1.3 billion Campaign for the Dartmouth Experience, which was successfully completed in January 2010. It was the largest campaign in the College’s history. Pelzel previously worked at Harvard University, where she helped plan their $2.3 billion campaign completed in 1999. She also served as Director of External Affairs for her alma mater Northfield Mount Hermon School. She is a graduate and former trustee of Trinity College, which awarded her the alumni medal of excellence in 1989.

“The opportunity to work with President Jim Yong Kim in this new capacity and on behalf of one of the finest institutions in the country is both exhilarating and humbling,” says Pelzel. “In reflecting on the purposes of a Dartmouth education, President Kim often quotes former Dartmouth President John Sloan Dickey who told students, ‘The world’s troubles are your troubles, …. and there is nothing wrong with the world that better human beings cannot fix.’ The work that I and my colleagues will pursue through a range of advancement activities will be in service to the education of our students, the scholarly work of our faculty, and their collective contributions to society.”