March 31, 2017
Nancy Felix Named MCS Associate Dean for Advancement
Nancy Felix has been named associate dean for advancement in the Mellon College of Science (MCS). In this role, Felix will build and lead the MCS advancement team, expand the college’s efforts in individual giving, annual giving and alumni relations, and collaborate with University Advancement to support the university’s overall development and alumni relations programs.
Felix comes to MCS with extensive experience in higher education and non-profit advancement, with a focus on capital campaign fundraising and international development. Most recently, she was the U.S. campaign director for the Rhodes Trust. In this position, she helped to develop and grow the trust’s first formal fundraising effort, the Campaign for the Second Century. Through the campaign, she worked with Oxford University and its colleges to solicit prospects throughout the world to raise funds to fully endow the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship Program.
Prior to her work with the Rhodes Trust, Felix was the director of leadership and capital gifts for the U.S. Olympic Committee, working with major donors for the 2014 Sochi Winter Games and 2012 London Summer Olympics.
For nearly a decade, Felix also served in numerous senior advancement positions for her alma mater, Dartmouth College. During that time, the college completed a $1.3 billion capital campaign and Felix worked closely with college leadership including trustees, the president and deans.
Felix holds a bachelor’s degree in history and art history from Dartmouth and a master’s degree in historic preservation planning from Cornell University.