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College of Nursing

About the College

Leadership Team

Dr. Jeannette Andrews

Dean and Professor

Dr. Jeannette Andrews is charged with overseeing all aspects of the academic mission and executing the College’s strategic initiatives in nursing education, research, practice and health policy. She is responsible for providing sound  management of resources: fiscal, facilities and human.  She ensures adherence to federal and state and university regulations, maintains accreditation standards and establishes strategic partnerships. She leads in college fundraising and cultivating relationships with donors, partners and alumni.

Alicia Ribar

Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Accreditation

Dr. Alicia Ribar is the chief academic officer, providing leadership in the strategic development and implementation of curricula that meet the needs of a diverse undergraduate and graduate student population. She oversees the Office of Student Affairs and Clinical Simulation Center.

Dr. Bernardine Pinto

Associate Dean of Research

Dr. Bernardine Pinto oversees all operations and activities of the Office of Research to foster the research mission and growth of the college's research portfolio by facilitating grant submissions to local, regional and national funding agencies.

Dr. Coretta Jenerette

Associate Dean, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity and Professor

Dr. Coretta Jenerette facilitates initiatives to enhance and cultivate a climate of inclusive excellence among the college’s student, faculty and staff. She represents the college on the university’s Council of Academic Diversity Officers and works with other colleges/units to support equity, inclusion and diversity efforts.

rachel onello

Department Chair, Professional Nursing Practice 

Dr. Rachel Onello is charged with leading faculty development and advancement in teaching, scholarship, and service for faculty members who teach in the Baccalaureate of Nursing and Masters Entry to Practice (MEPN) programs. She oversees the department’s growth and commitment to excellence in carrying out the College’s mission and vision.

sheryl mitchell

Department Chair, Advanced Professional Nursing Practice & Leadership

Dr. Sheryl Mitchell is charged with leading faculty development in the Department of Advanced Professional Nursing Practice and Leadership. The department's programs include Master's of Science in Nursing, Post Master's Graduate Certificate, and Doctor of Nursing Practice.

gayenell magwood

Interim Department Chair, Biobehavioral Health & Nursing Science

Dr. Gayenell Magwood Is Interim Chair of this department. Biobehavioral Health is the integrative scientific study of many factors (e.g., biology, psychology, environment) that affect health. The discipline focuses on how these different factors influence health and the development of interventions to improve health outcomes.

Ashley Maciaszek

Assistant Dean, Finance & Operations

Ashley Maciaszek manages the college’s accounting and budgeting, and provides strategic business guidance. She also oversees all general facilities matters and large scale facilities projects.

Cheryl Nelson

Assistant Dean, Student Affairs

Cheryl Nelson oversees the Office of Student Affairs team, providing day-to- day leadership and direction with respect to policies, practices, systems and operations.

crystal murillo

Assistant Dean, Center for Simulation and Experiential Learning and Assistant Professor

Crystal Murillo oversees the Center for Simulation and Experiential Learning Center (SAEL). With 7,300 square feet, the center is located on the first floor of the College of Nursing. SAEL was accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare in 2020 and is recognized as a leader in delivering educational excellence through simulation.

Monica Cromer

Senior Director of Development

Monica Cromer oversees the college's development team charged with raising money, specifically the dean's initiatives while collaborating with central development and all colleges/units at the university.

Jessica McCormick

Director of Strategic Initiatives

Jessica McCormick works directly with the dean and senior leadership on special projects and manages the college's strategic planning initiatives. She serves as the dean’s office liaison to other staff members regarding correspondence, scheduling, general office procedures and projects. She also assists with various internal committees.





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