KATHRYN HEATH GRAVES

Associate Dean for Development and External Relations
Rollins School of Public Health
Emory University

Kathryn Heath Graves, MEd, MPH, is the founding dean for development and alumni relations at Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health. As chief development officer and a member of the executive team, Ms. Graves leads strategic development planning initiatives and a staff of development officers, manages a portfolio with emphasis on seven and eight figure prospects, and oversees publications and for the School. As part of the Emory’s most recent $1.6 billion campaign, she led the Rollins effort exceeding the $150 million goal by over $20 million. Ms. Graves has over 35 years of experience in higher education administration. 

Ms. Graves has held leadership positions in the Emory Law School and Emory School of Medicine. She is a recipient of the Emory University Award of Distinction. Prior to joining Emory, Ms Graves held management positions with Wachovia Bank N.A. in Winston-Salem, Durham, and Greensboro, North Carolina. She is an honors graduate of Randolph College and holds masters degrees in public health and student personnel in higher education.

 Ms. Graves is a graduate of Leadership Atlanta and the Regional Leaders Forum. Her service on non-profit boards includes Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS), Amistad (Bolivian orphanage), AROGYA World (diabetes prevention in India), the Atlanta Community Food Bank, Camp Sunshine (for children with cancer), the Hambidge Center (artist-in-residence and environmental center), MPower Now (microfinance programs in Mexico) and 3 Star Communities (an educational model with a housing emphasis). She is a trustee of Randolph College (founded as Randolph-Macon Woman’s College). 

The African continent, especially Kenya, is a frequent destination. Kathryn has led trips to Kenya, Cuba, Chile, and participated in the 2008 Middle Eastern Travel Seminar traveling to Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, Egypt and Greece.