Anne Webb Named Assistant Dean for Advancement

The School of Nursing announces the promotion of Anne Aldridge Webb, MPA, to the position of Assistant Dean for Advancement. Webb will direct the School’s development, public relations and alumni activities, and serve as Executive Director of the School of Nursing Foundation Board of Directors. She will also create and implement a fundraising plan that supports the School in its mission of excellence in nursing education, research and practice.


“Anne Webb has been and will continue to be a superb ambassador for the School. In addition to her passion for nursing and all things Carolina, she brings to her new role skills in leadership, fundraising, and relationship building,” said Dr. Kristen M. Swanson, Dean and Alumni Distinguished Professor.

Webb has 10 years of experience as the Associate Director for Alumni Affairs and Advancement at the School of Nursing, during which she introduced innovative alumni programming, boosted donor participation, and worked alongside of the School of Nursing’s former Director of Advancement, Norma Hawthorne, in the School’s $15 million Carolina First Campaign. “It is a great privilege to work with the School’s alumni and friends as they make gifts, endow funds, share reunions, celebrate commencements and become more involved in the life of the School,” Webb said.

Since she began in the School’s Advancement Office, Webb has organized alumni events in 10 different states and has seen 10 classes of students graduate. “I feel tremendous pride in seeing the impact our nursing students, graduates and faculty have on the health of patients everywhere through education, research and direct care,” she said. “It is exciting to take on a leadership role in an area that is so meaningful to me.”

Webb has been with UNC since she began as a program manager in the Office of Human Resources in 1998. During that time she earned a Chancellor’s Award for Employee Excellence and completed the University’s management development program. She has a Bachelor’s in Industrial Relations from UNC Chapel Hill and a Master’s in Public Affairs from UNC Greensboro.