UTHSC Names Linda Garceau-Luis Vice Chancellor for Development

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William F. Owen, Jr., MD, chancellor of UTHSC and vice president for Health Affairs at UT, has announced the appointment of Linda Garceau-Luis as vice chancellor for Development and Alumni Affairs.

William F. Owen, Jr., MD, chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and vice president for Health Affairs at The University of Tennessee, has announced the appointment of Linda Garceau-Luis as vice chancellor for Development and Alumni Affairs. Serving as the senior development officer for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), Garceau-Luis will be based in Memphis and serve all three UTHSC campuses. Reporting to Chancellor Owen, Garceau-Luis will begin on March 1.

Most recently, Garceau-Luis worked for more than five years as an independent consultant, providing development services to large and small not-for-profit organizations. Prior to starting her own firm, she spent 10 years as director of Major and Planned Giving for Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Before assuming that role, she worked for four years as director of Major Gifts at the State University of New York at Binghamton. Previously Garceau-Luis worked with Dartmouth Medical School for four years as the director of capital gifts.

“Ms. Garceau-Luis brings extensive business acumen and experience to this position,” stated Chancellor Owen. “She will provide the leadership and coordination for all private fundraising at UT Health Science Center, working in close collaboration with the leading development and alumni officers of the UT System.” He added, “She will provide direction and staffing for development and alumni activities in coordination with the deans of our six colleges and with the leadership of the statewide Health Science Center campuses.”

Garceau-Luis holds an MBA from Vanderbilt University and a Master of Arts from Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Plymouth State College of the University of New Hampshire. She has published several articles on planned giving and endowment, and serves as a board member for a Senior Citizens Foundation and the Monroe Harding Children’s Home. She is also a member of the National Committee on Planned Giving, Middle Tennessee Planned Giving Council and the Leave A Legacy organization.

As the flagship statewide academic health system, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is focused on a four-tier mission of education, research, clinical care and public service, all in support of a single goal: to improve the health of Tennesseans. Offering a broad range of postgraduate training opportunities, the main campus, which includes six colleges, is located in Memphis. UTHSC has additional College of Medicine campus locations in Knoxville and Chattanooga. For more information, visit www.uthsc.edu.