Donna Hathaway, PhD, to Step Down as Dean for the College of Nursing

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Steve J. Schwab, chancellor for UTHSC, announced that Donna Hathaway, PhD, FAAN, dean for the UTHSC College of Nursing, desires to step down from the dean’s role on August 1 and will return to a faculty position.

Steve J. Schwab, chancellor for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), announced that Donna Hathaway, PhD, FAAN, dean for the UTHSC College of Nursing, desires to step down from the dean’s role on August 1 and will return to a faculty position. Dean Hathaway has been with the UT College of Nursing since 1984, and August 1, 2011, will be her 11-year anniversary as dean of the College of Nursing. Susan Jacob, PhD, RN, executive associate dean for the college, who has been with UTHSC since 2003 and has extensive experience in nursing and administration, will serve as interim dean from August 1 until a permanent successor is named.

“Dean Hathaway has done a remarkable job of serving her college for the past 11 years,” Chancellor Schwab said. “Her vitality, skills at building and maintaining strong relationships, and commitment to moving the college forward have kept our College of Nursing on the leading edge of the discipline. We are grateful for her many accomplishments and look forward to her additional contributions as she continues her role as a faculty member.”

The national search for the new dean of the UTHSC College of Nursing will begin soon. Ken Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, UTHSC executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer, and David M. Stern, MD, executive dean for the UTHSC College of Medicine, will co-chair the search committee. Spencer Stuart executive search has been retained as the search firm.