Sarah Sloan Hollis has joined the University of Mississippi Office of Development as a major gifts officer. An Oxford native, Hollis is responsible for securing financial support benefiting the School of Pharmacy.
"Sarah Hollis is committed to the success of the School of Pharmacy and the university," said Barbara G. Wells, dean of the pharmacy school. "By virtue of her education, background and experience, she is exquisitely prepared for her new responsibilities. She understands the pivotal role of alumni and friends in helping students and faculty realize their potential. She joins us at a critical time in the history of the School of Pharmacy, and there is no doubt that she is up to the task."
Before joining the Ole Miss family, Hollis served as director of marketing and physician services at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. She has extensive experience in all aspects of health care marketing, including board development.
"We are very pleased to have Sarah join our team," said Ted Smith, assistant director of University Development. "She has hit the ground running and shows great skill in working with pharmacy alumni and friends."
The shift to fundraising is an exciting opportunity, Hollis said. "Having grown up in Oxford, I have seen firsthand the difference alumni make in the educational, capital and research opportunities," she said. "I am honored to play a role in shaping the future of Ole Miss."
Hollis holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and public relations from the University of Alabama, and she earned summa cum laude honors while pursuing a master’s degree in journalism from UM.
She serves on the Lafayette-Oxford-University United Way board of directors and is active in various community activities. She and her husband, Jeffrey, are members of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and are outdoors enthusiasts.
Donations provide a pivotal margin of support for student aid and scholarships, research development, capital improvements and endowed faculty positions. For more information or for ways to give to UM, visit http://www.olemiss.edu/giving.