Jancy L. Houck, M.A., who recently led a capital campaign for the health sciences center at the University of Florida (UF) that exceeded its goal by more than $100 million, has been named associate vice president for development at Yale and director of medical development.

“I am absolutely delighted that Jancy will be joining us at Yale, says Robert J. Alpern, M.D., dean and Ensign Professor of Medicine. “She brings an ebullient personality combined with extensive experience in medical school fundraising and a strong record of success.”

Houck was associate vice president for shealth sciences center development and alumni affairs at UF, overseeing a program encompassing six health sciences center colleges and a network of hospitals.

Previously Houck headed development for the UF College of Medicine and for Albany (N.Y.) Medical Center.

She also served as associate director of development at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y.

Houck holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in rhetoric and communication from the State University of New York at Albany.

“Jancy brings a wealth of experience in medical fund raising and in managing large and complex organizations,” says Inge Reichenbach, Yale’s vice president for development. “She is a great leader of people with an engaging personality, enormous energy and focus. I couldn’t be more delighted personally and professionally to have Jancy on our team.”