In memoriam

This In memoriam page houses messages from senior leadership regarding loss of life in the Dartmouth community--student, faculty or staff--when it occurs. It is heartbreaking to lose any member of the Dartmouth family, as each individual contributes so much to the College and to those who have had the pleasure of studying, working, and learning alongside them.

Taking time to grieve such losses while honoring the memory of those who died is important. So is seeking support when you need it. We encourage you to make time for all of that in whatever ways are most meaningful and comfortable to you.

February 14, 2024

Stuart Wilkie

Dear colleagues,

It is with deep sadness and a heavy heart that we inform you of the death of Stuart Wilkie, our valued colleague and friend who passed away on February 14. The Dartmouth flag on the Green will be lowered in memory of Stuart on Monday, February 19 and Tuesday, February 20.

Stuart Wilkie joined the small and mighty Family Giving and Engagement team in October 2022 as the managing director of the Parents and Grandparents Fund. In this role, Stuart steered the Family Leadership and Fundraising Committee comprised of some of our most engaged family volunteers and assumed fundraising responsibilities. In his previous role as associate director in the Office of the Senior Vice President for Advancement, Stuart served as the primary liaison between Advancement and the Offices of the President, Provost, Trustees, and Senior Diversity Officer. Additionally, he oversaw the coordination of the President's Leadership Council meetings both on campus and in New York City.

Stuart was well known for his expert organizational skills, talent for building relationships across departments and divisions, and ability to navigate high-pressure situations – all of which made him a respected colleague since his arrival at Dartmouth in May 2019 when he started as the Department Coordinator for Leadership Giving.  Prior to coming to Dartmouth, Stuart worked at DHMC where he managed the surgical supply needs of the main operating rooms, proving his talents in planning, reacting, and performing beautifully under pressure.

Stuart's previous roles included project management and statistical reporting for Southern New England Telecom; executive search professional focused on financial services, health care, and industrial and international markets; and a long and successful stint running his own interior design consulting company. A graduate of Yale with a degree in Psychology, Stuart was well versed in alumni engagement, having led his own class, as reunion co-chair, to record-breaking attendance.

Stuart lived in Cornish Flat, NH with his partner, Otis Irvine, and their two Irish Water Spaniels, Lilly and Uli. There will be a memorial service for Stuart at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 9 at the Meriden Congregational Church at 8 Mitchell Drive, Meriden, NH 03770. We in Advancement mourn the loss of Stuart and extend our deepest sympathy to Otis and Stuart's entire family.

The sudden loss of a wonderful friend and colleague is so very hard. Please don't hesitate to take advantage of grief support assistance is available through our Faculty/Employee Assistance Program (F/EAP) resources 24/7. You can call 844-216-8308 to speak to a counseling professional or find online resources on this page.  





Ann Root Keith

Interim Chief Advancement Officer