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.
Associate Dean of Academics
Dr. Kristen Starnes-Ott 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 Lab.
Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs
Dr. Robin Dail provides leadership for development and career enhancement, workload,
scholarship and special projects to enhance the organizational culture and productivity
for our faculty.
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.
Associate Dean for 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.
Executive Assistant to the Dean
Jessica McCormick provides advanced administrative support to the dean. 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.
Director of the Center for Nursing Leadership
Dr. Ronda Hughes oversees the four major activities of the center: state-wide action
coalition/One Voice One Plan, Amy V. Cockcroft Leadership Program, SC Office of Healthcare
Workforce Research for Nursing and continuing education provider. She also serves
as the director of and faculty in the DNP nurse executive program.
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.
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