Office of the Dean

The Office of the Dean strives to provide quality service and a warm environment for all constituents of the College of Nursing, including faculty, staff, and students. Thank you for taking the time to visit us.

Dean's Office

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Kelechi, Teresa
Interim Dean
Associate Dean for Research and Ph.D. Studies

Major Areas of Responsibility:
- Leadership
- Strategic and vision planning for advancing excellence and innovation to the college in education, research and practice
- Faculty affairs and appointments
- Academic programs and policies
- Research infrastructure and support
- Financial operations and institutional budget planning and administration
- Collaboration with faculty, staff, community partners and other stakeholders

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Jo Smith
Executive Assistant to the Dean

Areas of Responsibility:
- Daily administrative operations of the dean’s office
- Dean's calendar
- Faculty affairs processes (appointments, promotions, tenure, search)

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Rosalba Adrian
Faculty Compliance Manager

Areas of Responsibility:
- Faculty files (contracts, licensure, certifications, transcripts, CV’s)
- Administrative support
- Special events support
- Arrangements for visiting professors and other external guests

Finance and Human Resources

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Mary-Evelyn Armstrong
Assistant Dean of Finance and Administration

Areas of Responsibility:
- Principal business officer and Finance and Administration team leader
- Decision support for CON leaders
- Financial reporting to Dean, Controller, University leadership, and external parties
- University funds flow (RCM)
- New program support (feasibility, modeling, and analysis)
- Implements Finance and Administration components of strategic initiatives

Carlos Lopez 

Carlos Lopez
Grants Finance Business Manager

Areas of Responsibility:
- Grants management and reporting
- Research finance
- Annual budgeting (research lead)
- PI training (research administration)
- Research effort oversight (Costing Allocations/Payroll Accounting Adjustments/TAMS)
- TACHL account management

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Lauryn Ward
HR Services Business Manager

Areas of Responsibility:
- HR Services Director
- Compensation management, analysis
- Compliance, policies, procedures
- Faculty contracts
- General operations
- OurDay timekeeping oversight
- Employee relations
- Pcard administrator / Purchase approver
- Surveys, data compilation, and reporting

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Mary Catherine Williams
Finance Business Manager

Areas of Responsibility:
- College budget manager (annual budgeting lead)
- Development of financial analysis and reporting tools
- Financial forecasting
- Practice contracts
- Financial reporting (non-research)
- Daily financial reviews and approvals
- Costing allocations and payroll accounting adjustments (non-research)
- Back-up to HR Service Director
- Year-end closeout

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David Stalvey
Fiscal Analyst, College Finance

Areas of Responsibility:
- Practice invoicing
- Unrestricted (non-research) accounting (fund balances, journal entries)
- Unrestricted (non-research) financial reporting
- Costing allocations and payroll accounting adjustments (non-research)
- Year-end closeout
- Scholarship award process (support)
- Accounts receivable (check deposits)
- Financial modeling and analysis
- Symplr contract management system oversight of non-research contracts

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Kathy Franks
Fiscal Analyst, Grants Accounting and Foundation Funds

Areas of Responsibility:
- Post award Grants accounting
- PI reports
- Foundation fund balances, reimbursements, check requests
- Symplr contract management system oversight of research contracts

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Kathy Williams
Fiscal Analyst, Payroll and General Accounting

Areas of Responsibility:
- OurDay timekeeping
- FE&D fund balance reporting
- Data tracking and validation
- Employee onboarding and offboarding support
- PCard liaison, training lead, and record keeper
- General administrative support

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Meredith Kerr
Procurement Specialist (research and non-research)

Areas of Responsibility:
- Reimbursements (travel/personal)
- Procurement (including MUSCP)

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Leona Frazier
Procurement Specialist (research and non-research)

Areas of Responsibility:
- Reimbursements (travel/personal)
- Procurement

Communications and Marketing

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Jennifer Turner
Director of Communications and Marketing

Areas of Responsibility:
- External and internal communications
- Print and digital publications and social media
- Marketing and advertising
- Storytelling and content creation
- Brand strategy and management
- Media relations
- Graphic design
- Digital signage


Lilia Correa 

Lilia Correa
Director of Development

Areas of Responsibility:
- Philanthropy and institutional advancement
- Alumni and community engagement
- College of Nursing Board
- Major gifts

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Katie Hyman
Development Coordinator

Areas of Responsibility:
- Annual gifts
- Alumni and community engagement
- Donor stewardship and acknowledgment
- Fundraising events

Nursing Technology Center (NTC)

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Brian Getsinger
Technology Center Director

Areas of Responsibility:
- Technical support
- Website support
- IT project management
- Technology vendor management

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Shane Petry
IT Business Analyst II

Areas of Responsibility:
- Technical Support
- Educational Technology Support
- Website Support

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Josh Goodwin
Media Resources Consultant

Areas of Responsibility:
- Photography and video support
- Photo/video editing
- Social media visual content

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Harshal Patel
Educational Technology Specialist

Areas of Responsibility:
- Educational technology management and support (BrightSpace, Moodle,
- ExamSoft, Panopto, Poll Everywhere, Ally, data analytics)
- Instructional design consultations
- Training (pedagogy and technology)

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Tamia Starling
Information Systems/Business Analyst I

Areas of Responsibility:
- Hardware and Software Technical Support
- Audio Visual Class and Conference Room Support
- Helpdesk Support

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Devin Brown
Web Developer

Areas of Responsibility:
- Website management and support
- Marketing Support
- Hardware and Software Technical Support