Sally Dungan, chief investment officer at Tufts University, Medford, Mass., has died, confirmed university spokeswoman Kalimah Knight.
Ms. Dungan died April 12 of cancer. She was 66.
Ms. Dungan was hired in 2002 as the first chief investment officer of the university's $2 billion endowment.
"Sally literally grew the office from scratch, to create an incredibly highly functioning, collegial enterprise," said Steven Galbraith, chair of the investment committee of Tufts' board of trustees, in a post on the university's website Friday. "She took immense pride in the quality and integrity of her team — and their devotion to the university."
Before joining Tufts in 2002, Ms. Dungan was director of pension fund management for Siemens Corp. and senior investment officer of public markets of the $76 billion Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management Board, Boston.
She served on the boards of several institutions and held a bachelor's degree in French literature from Pomona College and a master's degree in intercultural communication from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.
Ms. Dungan's family requested donations in lieu of flowers be sent to the American Kidney Fund.
Further information on arrangements was not available.