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Jo Wellins

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Jo Wellins is Executive Director of University Advancement. In this role, she manages the senior directors of development and alumni relations of Tufts professional and graduate schools (Medicine, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Dental Medicine, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy), and the director of Principal and Leadership Gifts. Her portfolio includes a focus on strategies and programs to engage the university’s key donors—both domestically and internationally. Prior to assuming this position, Wellins served in roles of increasing responsibility at Tufts over 18 years, most recently as deputy director of development for the university. In her time at Tufts, she has participated as a member of campaign planning for Tufts’ $1.2 billion Beyond Boundaries campaign. Her career in fundraising spans 30 years and includes leadership roles in both public radio and television stations, most recently at WGBH Boston. She began her career fundraising for public radio stations in western Massachusetts and Florida. Wellins received her B.A. in communications studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has also participated in a mid-management training program at the University of North Carolina in collaboration with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.