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Debra Lannon

Debra Lannon

Associate Dean for External Affairs

Wyman Building, Suite 500


As the associate dean of external affairs, Debra Lannon leads the Krieger School’s development, stewardship, and communications efforts. An experienced fundraiser and long-standing member of the Johns Hopkins community, Lannon began her career at the university in 1987 at the then-School for Professional Studies in Business and Education. She later transferred to the Whiting School of Engineering, where she rose to director of development. In 2009, Lannon was promoted to the Office of the Vice President and served as interim associate dean for development and alumni relations for the Berman Institute of Bioethics, the Bloomberg School of Public Health, and the School of Nursing. She came to the Krieger School in 2011, at first to manage the transition period between associate deans, but soon chose to adopt the position full-time and lead the school’s external operations.