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.
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
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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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