|Farewell reception set for Chandice Covington|
Faculty and staff at the College of Nursing invite you to a farewell reception for Chandice Covington, dean of nursing, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, at the J. Lloyd Stone Alumni Center.
Dean Covington has accepted a position as professor and Florence Thelma Hall Endowed Chair for Nursing Excellence in Women's Health with the Laura Bush Women's Health Institute at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing in Lubbock, Texas. This new position will allow her the opportunity to work on her research, which focuses on health promotion and the prevention of poor health outcomes in children, especially in vulnerable populations in the United States and in international settings.
She has been dean at the College of Nursing since September 2005 and has been an integral part in propelling the college forward. Among her many accomplishments, Dean Covington has been a champion in establishing our Clinical Simulation Center, nominating faculty for national nursing awards, expanding the online mission of the college, and developing a consortium of nursing programs across the state to look for a more effective approach to healthcare.
She is passionate and tireless in her efforts to advance the profession of nursing and position the College of Nursing as a national leader in nursing education. Please join us to celebrate her accomplishments and wish her well.
-- Becky Cournia, Alumni & Development Officer, College of Nursing, firstname.lastname@example.org, 701-777-4526